The Catch 22 of Scaling

The Catch 22 of Scaling

Scaling is Growth with CAPS – Control, Alignment, Predictability and Safety. Or in order of importance: Alignment, Control, Predictability and therefore Safety. But that doesn’t make a great mnemonic! But here is the problem. Most private businesses can’t scale...

The Scaling Paradox

If you scale a business there is a high probability your margins will drop! How can this be? I build a bigger, better, stronger business and my net margins drop? Because wastage creeps in. Costs explode and you end up with more bodies, more space, more equipment. But...

The Edge Velocity Story

  Private companies are formed for many reasons. Employees are fired and are driven to start their own business. Some people just get bored with the corporate politics. Others see a gap in the market. But few are driven by purpose. 9/11 was a catastrophic event...