TOOLS & RESOURCES
To grow you need a backbone to support you. Creating a common language and using best practice tools and methods will help you get up to speed and align each member in your team around a common goal. Here we present some of the different tools and approaches that we are using as part of our toolbox. Working with us you will learn how to take advantage of these tools and master them for your own purposes.
PROVEN METHODS & TOOLS FOR GROWTH
It is a jungle to orient in all the growth tools and business literature out there. And that's a pity because many of these will make your working life (so much) easier once you get hold of them. Here are some of the best ones we know.
When it comes to growth, Verne Harnish book "Scaling up" has an excellent take on how to balance the four different dimensions - People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash - that are needed to create sustainable growth. We have taken a lot of inspiration from Verne's book, and base our approach on his holistic view on how to achieve rapid growth. A great read.
For continuous innovation and growth, it is worthwhile reading "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries, along with "The Four Steps to the Epiphany" written by Eric's mentor Steve Blank. Blank's book launched the Lean Startup approach to new ventures. Ash Maurya elegantly transformed the Lean Startup methodology into practical tools in his book "Running Lean". If you want to get hands-on advice and step-by-step guides to help you develop scalable business models, "Business Model Generation" by Alexander Osterwalder is a must read. Osterwalder also has books on how to secure product-market fit and test new business ideas in an efficient way. "Where to play" by Marc Gruber and Sharon Tal helps you take a step back and make sure you identify the most attractive market opportunities for your next offering before you start running. A very useful book.