I am hearing the stories of many leaders and company owners while writing my book, Create the Future – for your company and yourself. They are sharing their experiences growing their companies, facing difficult challenges, and becoming better leaders.
I wrote an article retelling one of these stories entitled, It Is Not Just The Money
. It is the story of founding an insurance agency from scratch, growing it through a Joint Venture, and selling the firm. The lessons learned at each stage - founding, growth, and sale - are valuable to all of us.
It Is Not Just The Money
was published as the lead article internationally in CEOWorld Magazine
. A downloadable PDF copy of the article is HERE
This is a success story. You may find my earlier article How Companies Succeed – Why Many Don’t
helpful setting the larger context for what it takes to grow from a startup or smaller company to a larger, at scale company.
I moderated a program at the Boston Harvard Club with Doug Tatum, Marguerite Piret, and Kent Plunkett. Their insights on what it takes to grow a company are a must-read for leaders hoping to grow their company.
A downloadable PDF copy of this article is HERE
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Enrich our community’s discussion of these topics by sharing your experiences and your point of view.The Rake
The tool we use to get the job done can be the symbol of the job itself. This rake hung on a shed wall on Martha’s Vineyard. I assumed it was a clam rake and my thoughts went to clammers in hip boots raking the sandy bottom at low tide. But this tool may have another job not yet revealed.