Expert Perspectives: Betting on the Future Series


Growth Strategies for Business Leaders


Featuring Chris Zook, partner at Bain & Company and co-author of The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth


This event was recorded live on


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Noon - 1:00 PM US ET

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT

Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment — find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, and win new customers.  

But when Chris Zook, author of the best-selling Profit from the Core, researched this question, he found that when companies fail to achieve their growth targets, 90 percent of the time the root causes are internal, not external — increasing distance from the front lines, loss of accountability, and proliferating processes and bureaucracy, to name only a few resulting negatives.  


In this live, interactive HBR webinar, Zook will lay out how the roots of success or failure increasingly lie in the ability of companies to remain fast, perceptive, innovative, and adaptable. Internally thriving companies can respond to shifts in their competitive environments, identifying — and executing — strategies that sustain their dominance. The discussion will include how to:

  • Keep an insurgent’s clear mission and purpose
  • Use the power of 10X — a willingness to commit 10 times the normal resources — on a company’s critical,  game-changing capabilities
  • Develop next-generation leaders
  • Plan and prepare for what will be the next-generation business models

Join HBR and Chris Zook on October 17 for the second part of the Expert Perspectives series to learn more about how any leader not only a founder can instill and leverage a founder’s mentality throughout their organization, and find lasting, profitable growth.

Enroll in or catch up on the Expert Perspectives: Betting on the Future series today.

  • Join us on November 7 to hear Patty McCord discuss concrete steps for taking a new approach to HR, changing the ways you motivate people, develop talent, build trust, and connect business objectives to your people in order to create a dynamic and thriving organization.
  • Join Chris, Eric, and Patty for the culmination of this four-part HBR webinar series on January 25 if your company is facing big decisions about building the internal agility and stability that will define the organization of the future.
  • Watch Eric Siegel explain how your company can turn data into actionable, contextual insights that can enable your organization to make faster and more intelligent decisions that shape your future.

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