This Founder’s Mentality® topic has become quite hot, and we’re working with a lot of business leaders on how to become scale insurgents. Central to this work is the idea of micro-battles, which at their simplest help large companies rediscover the art of getting stuff done fast. Let’s introduce you to what we call the Bain Micro-battles System.
Context: The six building blocks on the journey to scale insurgency
Context matters. What matters most is the growth paradox: Growth creates complexity, and complexity kills growth. Understanding how companies respond to this core problem has led us to look at companies on two dimensions:
- How well do they maintain their Founder’s Mentality as they grow?
- How effectively are they capturing the benefits of their increasing size?
All great companies start as insurgents, at war against their industries on behalf of underserved […]