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“I found success becomes a catalyst for failure because it leads to what Jim Collins called the ‘undisciplined pursuit of more.’ “

Greg McKeown is a leadership and business consultant, public speaker, and author.  His most recent book is, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.”  In that book, he puts forward his very unusual belief that success in business can be its own worst enemy.  In his view, success doesn’t necessarily beget more success.  In fact, an initial success

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Inc. magazine’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. (revisited)

Every year, in its September issue, Inc. magazine publishes its “Inc. 5000” annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.  Two years ago, when the Inc. 5000 list for 2015 came out, we extracted some of the highlights in an attempt to learn what characteristics all these entrepreneurs have in common that make them

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“Bigger isn’t better if it isn’t making money.”

In the life of every successful small business, there comes what the mathematicians would call an “inflection point” . . . it’s the point on a curve where the curve changes direction.  In a business, it’s that point where an owner must decide whether to keep the business at a relatively small size, or pull

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