Breakthrough inc

High Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurial Organizations

Herbert Rubenstein, Tony Grundy

Publisher: Prentice Hall, 1999, 242 pages

ISBN: 0-273-63885-8

Keywords: Strategy

Last modified: July 31, 2021, 12:50 a.m.

Breakthrough Inc both explores and advises on various routes to high growth and the best tactics to utilize, whether they be: strategies for organic development or for acquisition; strategies for value management or for cost management; or strategies for international expansion or for home market share retrenchment.

Key aspects of high growth strategy discussed in this book include:

  • Organizational change — a change in perception, in standards, in what employees do and in how they do it.
  • Significant, measurable economic growth for the organization.
  • High growth requires that strategy and strategic planning play a key role in the growth process.
  • A belief and clean understanding in the goals, values and vision of an organization.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  1. High-growth strategies — where do we begin?
    • Introduction
    • Phase one: the context for growth — the role of defining your market and mission and vision statements
    • Phase two: a closer look at the objectives of growth for your organization
    • Entering phase three: beginning to develop "the plan"
    • Completing phase three: completing the strategic pland and crafting strategies
    • Promoting the success of phase three: implementation of your strategic plan
    • Conclusion
  2. High-growth strategies — what are the tools?
    • Introduction
    • Physics and high-growth strategies for entrepreneurial organizations
    • The implications of physics for strategic planning
    • Strategic tools made simple — 12 strategic tools
    • Conclusion
  3. Achieving organizational breakthrough
    • Introduction
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • The Internet
    • Human capital, intellectual capital, and attitude capital
    • Knowledge management — the management of knowledges
    • The role of teams and virtual teams
    • Value-driven growth model
    • New selection process and paradigm for board of directors
    • Councils of Master/advisory boards
    • Spinoffs/spinouts
    • Outsourcing and new labor force practices — contract employees
    • Consolidation and roll ups
    • Profit zone analysis
    • Globalization
    • Conclusion
  4. Money and resources
    • Introduction
    • Increasing dollars and resources available to an organization
    • Recognizing value
    • Raising money for companies
    • Raising money and increasing revenues for educational institutions
    • Raising money in the non-profit world
    • Compensation of employees and equity participation
    • Strategic partnering and the coming avalanche of mergers in the non-profit and educational worlds
    • Mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures (MASA-JVs)
    • Strategic cost management
    • Economic value added (EVA)
    • Conclusion
  5. Toward the high-growth future of your organization
    • Introduction
    • Recruit
    • Organize
    • Manage
    • Deploy
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix: mission and vision statements


Breakthrough inc

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Good ******* (7 out of 10)

Last modified: Sept. 13, 2009, 3:38 p.m.

Strategy for upstarts. An excellent first book about strategy. They outline all major tools and current issues in strategy very well. Unfortunately, you need to know where to find more information on how to utilize what they tell you. A good primer for a resit in strategy.


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