List of Illustrations. Foreword. Acknowledgments. 1. The Challenge of Growth. 2. Initial Growth. 3. Rapid Growth. 4. Continuous Growth. 5. Keeping It All in Perspective. Index.
Katherine Catlin has helped CEOs and their executive teams manage the challenges of fast-paced growth for the past 15 years. Founding partner of the Catlin Group, a consulting firm in Hingham, Massachusetts, that works with entrepreneurial companies nationwide, she created and leads High Growth CEO Forums where CEOs regularly meet to exchange ideas, challenges, and best practices for growth. Catlin also developed Building the Profit Spiral, a proven growth-planning process, and established a Web site for CEOs, www.ceoexchange.com, that provides ideas and information on growth issues. Jana Matthews left her own company in 1993 and joined the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership to research, design, and develop programs that would help entrepreneurs grow their companies. Working with the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) and other successful entrepreneurs, she and her team created CD-ROMs, Kauffman Gatherings of Entrepreneurs, materials for www.entreworld.org, and Web-casts. Author of several books, Matthews has founded three companies, including Boulder Quantum Ventures. In her spare time she fly-fishes in New Zealand.