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Reviewed by Arnaud Viviant
"Brillant, original and particularly pertinent at a time when the stock market is in panic.
When Growth Stalls
One of the biggest challenges any business leader faces is generating consistent, profitable growth. But stalled growth is the rule, not the exception, even for the best-managed companies. That's especially true in today's tumultuous economic environment.
When Growth Stalls is a practical, hands-on guide for executives, managers, and entrepreneurs who are struggling with stalled growth as well as for those who hope to prevent it. In this book, marketing expert Steve McKee presents fascinating evidence that demonstrates that sluggish growth is usually produced not by mismanagement or strategic blundering, but by natural market forces and destructive internal dynamics that are widespread—and often unrecognized.
All companies struggle with external forces such as economic upheavals, changing industry dynamics, and increased competition. When Growth Stalls explores how these forces conspire to take companies down. But the book also looks beyond these natural market forces and explains how four subtle and highly destructive internal factors conspire to keep companies down: a lack of consensus among the management team, a loss of nerve, a loss of focus, and marketing inconsistency. Conquering these, McKee's research shows, is the real key to overcoming stalled growth.
When Growth Stalls demonstrates that no matter what's going on outside an enterprise, it's what's inside that counts. Public or private, for-profit or not-for-profit, consumer-focused or business-to-business—organizations of every size and shape are subject to the same challenges. Throughout this groundbreaking book, McKee explains how to turn things around, offering proven and practical advice for rekindling growth.See all Editorial Reviews
The book itself is very good and extremely helpful in helping us to think in times of crisis. Complement your reading with Playing to Win, Roger Martin because just underlies the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paulo Peres
Probably one of the best Business book I've read and certainly one of the most entertaining. I highly recommend itPublished 12 months ago by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo
This gave book gave great insight to the cycle of creativity and energy in business. Bosses will look at it as "an excuse for failure" but workers will see it as what... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Craig F. Korthase
Steve McKee does an excellent job laying out the key external and internal factors that impact and influence corporate and business growth. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Eric Cosway
I have been a Steve Mckee follower since high-school here in Albuquerque when I was placed at his (then small) agency for an internship. The internship changed my life. Read morePublished on November 9, 2011 by MariafullofMace
I found this book to be thought provoking and insightful. It helps to direct focus to common things that DO occur vs. common things that SHOULD occur. Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by Mark Gunderman
It's not a question of "if", it's a question of "when" your company will start losing altitude. In his very readable book, Steve lays out the symptoms and the actions to take when... Read morePublished on February 24, 2011 by lanny goodman
One of the biggest challenges any business owner faces is generating consistent, profitable growth. "When Growth Stalls" is all about keeping the momentum going in your business. Read morePublished on September 24, 2010 by Melinda Emerson
FULL DISCLOSURE: I've interviewed Steve McKee for my web site - because I liked his book - enjoyed the experience, and have exchanged tweets with him. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by Les McKeown