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Last week, Jigsaw (a Salesforce.com company) hosted a webinar entitled “Four Strategies to Energize Growth and Thrive in the Recovery.”

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During the webinar, I examined four essential business planning strategies you must consider as you plan for 2011 growth. You will also hear contemporary examples of B2B companies who have discovered breakthrough service and relationship strategies in competitive market sectors….

Today, more than a week since Seventh Generation CEO Jeffrey Hollender was "let go" (read: fired) from the company he founded, this announcement arrived in my inbox:

http://tinyurl.com/7genblog

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photo courtesy of Tom Starkweather/Bloomberg

Read this carefully crafted message. Here's the gist: "Our co-founder Jeffrey Hollender's employment relationship with the company has ended."

How much does this feel like it's coming from a corporate legal team versus an entrepreneurial, trail-blazing, transparent company? And what message does this send to the hundreds of thousands of Seventh Generation devotees? These announcements teach us important lessons about the often painful transition from startup to growth mode.

I just spoke at the largest live event in my career–13, 000 people registered! What an honor to be invited. Last Thursday, Chip Conley hosted my “Seven Pathways to an Energized Business” teleseminar during the Enlightened Business Summit.
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Other featured guest speakers included NY Times bestselling authors such as Stephen M.

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I’m inviting you to the Enlightened Business Summit from Oct. 25-29th. When my friend Chip Conley asked me to join the faculty, I was honored!

 

The event features a fantastic lineup of top-tier CEOs, bestselling authors, and visionaries, all sharing their most important insights for free.

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Few of us could ever predict when the rotting tree in our company is going to collapse. To make matters worse, even fewer of us know where the rotting trees are located. As a result, sales stagnate, clients leave, and innovation halts.

From our “You Cannot Make this Stuff Up” department, Apple’s Steve Jobs leads the i-pack.

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You see, Steve likes to respond to random customer email inquiries. When college senior Chelsea Isaacs tried reaching his media relations department five times, they never responded. Isaacs proceeded to contact Jobs directly for help….

My community keeps asking me to provide videos to generate new business growth ideas, discover new go to market strategies, and accelerate revenues.

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You asked, site and I listened.

The YouTube EnergizeGrowth® Channel  is now live.

Every month, I will post fresh new content and CEO interviews on the EnergizeGrowth® Channel….

 

Patricia_Wheeler_200 The term "best practices" is SOOO yesterday.


In this guest post from Patricia Wheeler of The Levin Group, you will hear why.She proffers three strategies you can implement immediately to ensure you are defining the next big thing, and avoid falling behind the leadership curve. Without these strategies, you will find your products and services becoming commodities faster than the hottest song from Lady Gaga.

  


In her new book, Adrian C. Ott summarizes the new 24/7 customer when she says “For innovators and marketers it is not about the TIME value of money; it is about the MONEY value of TIME.”

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This contemporary study of customer behavior in a time deficient world will expand your perspectives on strategic positioning and selling….

AMBULANCE Your business is a living organism – something that has potential to grow and thrive long after you’ve played your role in it. Yet many firms are still smarting from a very tough recession, and feel like they are on life support. The “new normal” has accelerated industry consolidation, longer sales cycles, fee pressures, and tight credit. If you are a seriously growth-oriented B2B company, what can you do to ensure that you swiftly return to wealth creation mode?