Friday Business Feature: When Growth Destroys Shareholder Value

Quality issues, environmental disasters and regulatory liabilities are logical outcomes when a business seeks growth at all costs, argues 'smart growth' advocate Ed Hess


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Ed Hess

Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth (Columbia Business School Publishing)

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Hess' Three Truths about Growth



Conventional wisdom about growth is wrong



Obsessions about quarterly growth can lead to "non-authentic" earnings



Overly ambitious growth can stress an organization's core







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Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth (Columbia Business School Publishing)



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