Where's the growth? While the NASDAQ has generated over three trillion dollars in new wealth over the past ten years, many companies are still playing by yesterday's rules, growing incrementally or expanding through risky mergers and acquisitions. In today's high-stakes environment, the question is not whether to venture but how far and fast can your company grow through new business creation. In Venture Catalyst , Don Laurie offers an insider's perspective on the explosive world of corporate venturing through interviews with such pioneers as Roger Ackerman of Corning, David Wetherell of CMGI, and Mitch Kapor of Accel. Moreover, he offers a practical framework for identifying new sources of growth, launching and managing ventures, balancing the tension between established discipline and entrepreneurial creativity, and maximizing the value of ventures. For executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and investors alike, Venture Catalyst is a powerful guide to thriving in the new economy.
About the Author
Donald L. Laurie is founder and managing director of Laurie International Limited and of Oyster International, a strategy-consulting firm that focuses on strategies for growth, new business creation, venture investing, and technology spinouts. Author of The Real Work of Leaders, he advises industry leaders worldwide and serves as an investor in and director of a number of early-stage ventures. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.