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7 Deadly Sins of Business Growth

Like the Amazing Colossal Man would tell you, sometimes growth is a bad thing. Jeff Degraff relates seven sins of business growth for Fortune magazine.

Watch Your Head on the Ceiling

Do not believe you can predict the future, and balance data with experimentation instead. Do not choose big over fast, especially because timing is everything in business, and a bloated idea might arrive to market too late. Do not mistake managers for innovators, as one does not guarantee the other. Do not let your ambition overshoot your capability, and employ experts to help you execute your ideas. Do not start big ideas at the center and let it fester out; allow good ideas to pop up in the periphery (via things like skunk works) and make gradual changes for the better. Do not listen to the wrong customers, lest your business end up a big fish in a small pond that is only small because it dried up. Finally, do remember to connect the dots, finding innovation in the big picture.

You can learn more about each of these do-nots at the original article:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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