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Jana writes about the stages of development of a growth company, the leadership changes required, and many other growth issues in her blog.


18
Jan
2012

incriptus: safe data back-up and storage in a private cloud

In May, 2010, IDC released calculations showing that the total amount of data generated grew by 62% over the prior year – and was expected to grow 44 fold by 2020. Since only 25% of the data is unique, that … Continue reading


23
Nov
2011

The www.bigfastgrowth.com Book Is Being Written

After months of planning, website designing and writing, we finally launched our on-line project to write a book WITH OUR READERS. WE’RE POSTING CONTENT AND ASKING YOU TO SHARE STORIES AND LESSONS LEARNED.  Our goal is to help companies get smarter … Continue reading


21
Nov
2011

Goodbye Jim, and Thank You

Last week-end I got an e-mail from Jim Botkin, an old friend, colleague and co-author that he had liver and blood cancer and that he’d love to catch up with me. He said he had to use a walker and … Continue reading


03
Sep
2011

Getting Ready for Take-Off

I really love to fly! I get a rush when I am sitting on plane, ready to take off. For me, flights are a kind of bridge between my known life, and the new adventure waiting for me when I … Continue reading


20
Aug
2011

A Book For and By Chief Executives

I am writing a new book with Jeff Katz, former CEO and Chairman of Mercury Payment Systems. I’ve written seven books, and when Jeff suggested this project, I cringed at the thought.  Writing a book is HARD WORK! But Jeff noted … Continue reading


26
Jul
2011

The Leader’s Role in Planning

[See additional blog posts on planning] When I talk about “leading the planning process”, I have some very specific things in mind that leaders need to do. Set the foundation by reviewing the mission, values and vision of the company, … Continue reading


19
Jul
2011

Back to the Future Planning

Planning is a systemic and cyclical process. It usually encompasses a 1 year period. But sometimes you have goals that require multiple years to accomplish. Here’s how to step into the future and plan backward. I call it “Back to the Future” planning. Continue reading