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Ions that maintain the special spark that launched them In the fourth edition of Growing Pains authors Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle have thoroughly revised and updated the book to i. While I agree with other reviewers that the writing is too academic the content is fascinating A great look into how organizations evolve

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Growing Pains Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm

Since it was first published in 1986 Growing Pains has become a classic resource for understanding how start ups can make the transition to become large professionally managed organizat. The information in this book deserves at least four stars but the writing style only deserves one star in my opinion My editing fingers were itching to get ahold of the manuscript and rework it This could be a really fascinating book I think if it was rewrittenUnfortunately the author wrote in a very academic style which made this an excellent book if you wanted to be lulled into sleepiness but a less than ideal book if you wanted to be engaged in understanding new concepts The author kept talking about what he was going to tell you in chapter 6 or 14 to the point where you just wanted him to get to the point And when he referred to the growth stages of companies he called them stage 2 or 3 when it would have been much helpful if he had referred to them as the Expansion stage or the Professionalization stage Maybe that seems picky but it really bogs the reading downOn the plus side the content and ideas were fascinating The company I work for is experiencing growth pains and I had many aha moments reading this book It all makes a lot sense now There are many case studies which though dated generally from the 80s are still helpful in understanding how the concepts fit into real life situationsIf you can wade through academic writing this book is worth the effort but it can be a very tedious challenge to get to those intriguing concepts

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Nclude new ideas and concepts including information about strategic planning Sarbanes Oxley family businesses and overcoming growing pains as well as new examples and cases of companies. Painfully dry but if you can get past that this book provides a comprehensive overview of organizational transformation and the leadership reuired to manage it


7 thoughts on “Growing Pains Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm

  1. says:

    Who should read this book?Growing Pains about practical aspects of scaling up an organization What to do and what to focus on at different stages of growth Helpful for entrepreneurs scaling their companies and managers responsible for devising organizational systems planning management and operational systems defining culture in

  2. says:

    The information in this book deserves at least four stars but the writing style only deserves one star in my opinion My editing finger

  3. says:

    I read the original version back in the early 90s If you skip over the somewhat voluminous examples it's a great pithy overview of co

  4. says:

    While I agree with other reviewers that the writing is too academic the content is fascinating A great look into how organizations evolve

  5. says:

    Textbookish analysis of growing pains in small companies Some good stuff on how to spot emerging growth problems and how to evolve the company culture as it scales

  6. says:

    Painfully dry but if you can get past that this book provides a comprehensive overview of organizational transformation and the leadership reuired to manage it

  7. says:

    A must read book on organizational behavior and design for knowledge workers managers executives and entrepreneurs

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