Unique insights and fresh perspectives on business growth and innovation Growth is a priority for most businesses, but one that's elusive and difficult to achieve. But some companies do it well, delivering sustainable growth year after year. What makes those companies so special? And what can you and your business learn from them? Growth Champions looks at 20 leading global organizations and identifies the key elements that drive their success. These growth champions include such companies as PepsiCo, Apple, Rolls Royce, Google, Audi, and P&G. While many share some common traits, they all take different paths to growth using different formulas to achieve it. Here, you'll learn how they formulate and execute strategies, motivate and engage people, build a growth culture, and develop and use distinctive competencies to stay ahead of the pack.
About The Growth Agenda iv About the Contributors v Introduction 1 Part I The Growth Agenda: The Changing Dynamics of Innovation 13 1 Why Growth? The Economist s Perspective 16 2 Alternative Strategic Approaches to Growth 24 3 Drivers of Change 37 4 New Approaches to Growth 49 Part II The Growth Champions 57 5 Nestle and PepsiCo Changing food and drink for the better 61 6 Audi and Samsung Electronics Design as the growth driver 81 7 Reckitt Benckiser and Procter & Gamble Making the most of insight 101 8 Starwood Hotels and Inditex Delivering a unique customer experience 121 9 Amazon and Google Expertly using data to get ever closer to customers 143 10 Narayana Hrudayalaya and Novo Nordisk Reinventing healthcare 163 11 Rolls-Royce and ARM Technology partnerships for growth 183 12 BASF and Shell Growth in a resource-constrained world 201 13 Tata and Bharti Leapfrogging from India 221 14 LEGO and Apple Bringing magic to the everyday 241 Part III The Growth Challenge: Lessons for the Future 265 15 Key Characteristics 267 16 Further Common Traits 281 17 Future Challenges 287 18 The Growth Agenda The Essential Implications 298 Resources and References 302 Appendix Key Data for the Growth Champions 313 Contributor Credits 332 Index 333