BCG: When the Growing Gets Tough


In the short run, it accounts for about one-third of total shareholder return (TSR). And in the long run, it’s nearly all that matters, driving almost three-quarters of TSR. Moreover, growth boosts morale and helps companies  win the war for talent—laying the foundation for the next stage of growth. But achieving value-creating growth is challenging. This short book collects The Boston Consulting Group’s latest thinking on how to chart a growth strategy. It also offers perspectives on each of the seven critical levers that organizations can pull to drive growth: corporate portfolio repositioning, go-to-market transformation, geographic expansion, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, business model innovation, and organizational moves. On behalf of the authors and BCG’s global partner group, I hope you find the ideas stimulating and wish you luck on your growth journey.
Rich Lesser
President and CEO