#115 - Growth in the Age of Complexity with Andrei Perumal

Growth in the Age of Complexity Summary

Growth is rarely in a straight line. It is tempting to think otherwise, particularly when looking in the rear view mirror, but anyone faced with plotting the coordinates for a company's growth knows the fallacy of this notion. As much as we like to think of corporate leaders executing sure-fire growth strategies, the truth is far messier: it’s more an act of exploration and discovery than a step-by-step process.

In Growth in the Age of Complexity, the authors describe in detail how complexity has impacted businesses and the markets in which they compete, and the strategies, mindsets and skillsets required to grow profitably!  New strategies are required to navigate the “Sirens of Growth”: the growth plans borne of Industrial Age mindsets that too frequently lead to complexity vs. scale.  In addition, companies need to develop an Explorer’s Mindset and a Navigator’s Skillset to sustain performance.  

Golden Nuggets From Growth in the Age of Complexity

Golden Nugget #1 - Understanding the The Paradox Growth [7.05]

Golden Nugget #2 - How do you know if you're doing the right thing in business or not? [9.30]

Golden Nugget #3 - Complexity is the default which holds us back [12.45]

Golden Nugget #4 - Understanding each of the three Siren Songs and how to fight them [15.30]

Golden Nugget #5 -  We need to assess our Explorer's Mindset  [27.00]

Golden Nugget #6 -  We need to build out our Navigator's Skillset [33.20]

Growth in the Age of Complexity Recording