TITLE

The Road to Organic Growth

AUTHOR(S)
Hess, Edward D.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Road to Organic Growth - Business Book Summaries;2007, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book Summary
DOC. TYPE
Book Summary
ABSTRACT
Think carefully about what traditionally makes a "successful" business. What are the common assumptions? Global focus? Clever financial engineering? A charismatic leader? Growth through mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts? These attributes, among others, constitute many leaders' first-flush theories about what makes a winner in the game of business-buy aggressively, spread overseas, hire a showman CEO, and play with the numbers. The belief is that this is a foolproof recipe for growth, and the only way to play the game. But it's simply not true. According to Edward Hess, author of The Road to Organic Growth, the most popular answer is not always the right one, and many of the most successful businesses take a cue from Mother Nature in their growth, rather than simply employing the strategic status quo. There are two types of growth patterns in business, says Hess. Nonorganic growth, where companies increase size and power primarily by consuming or assimilating other companies; and organic growth, development that takes place through a commitment to customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and core profitability. While both methods are positive (and successful in their own ways), only one offers longevity, true organizational vitality, and strength that comes only from deep within the core of a healthy business. The best path, says Hess, is Organic Growth. In The Road to Organic Growth, Hess leads us through a careful study of a number of exemplary Organic Growth companies, with a keen eye on what makes them different, what makes them sustainable, and what makes them sprout, cultivate and, ultimately, bloom in today's ever-changing world marketplace.
ACCESSION #
25907382

 

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