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"“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”"

-John Wooden, Basketball Coach

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December 2013


Congratulations to us all by Ian Kinnery

As we near yet another year end and get ready for the Christmas break, I was suddenly struck by the massive changes that the world of business has undergone over the last few years. We can all recollect and recall the big names that are no longer with us. People like Woolworths, Comet, Blockbuster and more all sorts of enterprises big and small have ceased to exist or changed beyond all recognition.

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Step Changes Part 2 by Ian Kinnery

We looked at one of the step changes that growing businesses experience in their management structure in an earlier blog. Although businesses seem to grow in a linear fashion, in fact their complexity moves in a logarithmic fashion so every new addition of people, products and processes will likely add to, rather than reduce, complexity.

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Step Changes Part 1 by Ian Kinnery

The growth of a business is never linear, it is never smooth. There are many step changes that growing businesses experience. It is inevitable if you think about it. Just look at the mathematics of it all. If there are 2 people there are 2 relationships, A with B and B with A. if there are 3 people there are 6 relationships. Increasing the number of people by 50% adds an increase in complexity of 300%.

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