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    • The Founder's Mentality

    • How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth
    • By: James Allen, Chris Zook
    • Narrated by: Robert Feifar
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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    Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment - find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers. But when Bain & Company's Chris Zook and James Allen (authors of the best-selling Profit from the Core) researched this question, they found that when companies fail to achieve their growth targets, 90 percent of the time the root causes are internal, not external.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe all management books are like this?

    • By JR Maxwell on 04-10-18

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    • 528: Getting Growth Back at Your Company

    • By: Sarah Green, Chris Zook
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Chris Zook of Bain explains the predictable crises of growth and how to overcome them. His new book is "The Founder's Mentality," coauthored with James Allen.

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    • The Best Companies Invest Aggressively in These 3 Areas

    • By: Chris Zook
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When it comes to investments, here’s a general truth: the larger a company gets, the smaller it thinks. The process is insidious, and companies must always be on the lookout for signs that it is setting in. If you want your business to grow sustainably at scale, you need to figure out how to make big investments that will best differentiate you in your core.

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    • Repeatability

    • Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change
    • By: Chris Zook, James Allen
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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    In Repeatability, Chris Zook and James Allen - leaders of Bain & Company’s influential Strategy practice - warn that complexity is a silent killer of profitable growth. Successful companies endure by maintaining simplicity at their core. They don’t stray from, or regularly discard, their business model in pursuit of radical renovation. Instead, they build a “repeatable business model” that produces continuous improvement and allows them to rapidly adapt to change without succumbing to complexity.

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    • Great book on scaling

    • By Peter on 05-29-18

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    • Uber’s New CEO Will Have to Win on Two Fronts Simultaneously

    • By: Chris Zook
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    This week Uber took a major step toward righting the ship with the choice of Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO. To succeed, our research shows, he must address — at the same time — two large issues that are among the most challenging in business: win at the “inner game,” by removing the internal barriers to growth and restoring the energy of the company, and win at the “outer game,” by showing that Uber can generate profitable growth.

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    • How to Pull Your Company out of a Tailspin

    • By: Chris Zook
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 mins
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    At any given moment, about 5%–7% of companies either are in free fall or are about to be. Free fall is a crisis of obsolescence and decline that can happen at any point in a company’s life cycle, but most often it affects maturing incumbents whose business model has come under competitive attack from insurgents or is no longer viable in a changing market. And here’s a sobering fact: Only about 10%–15% of those companies will ever pull out of it.

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    • The Great Repeatable Business Model

    • By: Chris Zook, James Allen
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Chris Zook and James Allen, partners at the global consulting firm Bain & Company, report on how leveraging a simple formula allows companies to create new and more lasting differentiation.

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    • The Great Repeatable Business Model (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Chris Zook, James Allen
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Chris Zook and James Allen, partners at the global consulting firm Bain & Company, report on how leveraging a simple formula allows companies to create new and more lasting differentiation.

    Regular price: $1.95