In the guest chair:
Eric Holtzclaw, Chief Strategist with Laddering Works joined us today to talk about the growing pains companies having moving out of the start-up phase.
Eric specializes in helping companies move from entrepreneurial run to professionally managed. His company, Laddering Works, creates opportunity by strategically applying emerging technologies, trends, and approaches to successfully scale and streamline businesses. He has had a hand in helping multiple successful start-up companies which includes one of the first profitable internet enterprises.
Check out Eric’s column on Inc.com: http://www.inc.com/author/eric-v-holtzclaw
- “The idea guy typically isn’t the right person to keep it running it once it gets to the next level” –Eric Holtzclaw
- “People don’t leave companies they leave their manager” –Eric Holtzclaw
- “Customers are buying from you for a reason other then your price or product. If you understand that you can learn how to grow your company” –Eric Holtzclaw
- “Patience, consistency, and focus are the three most important things to be successful” –Eric Holtzclaw
In the headlines:
- A lawsuit seeking class action says IBM discriminated against workers based on their age. Choosing to lay off older folks and hire in new, younger, cheaper people in their place.
- A famous Atlanta tourist destination that has been out of service for awhile is about to reopen. Click here for what, where and when.
- Central Atlanta Progress is opposing the end of the Eastside Tax Allocation District (TAD) that is in the Mayor’s proposed 2015 budget.
- Click here for my latest Monday Morning Movie Review on Million Dollar Arm.