Episode #
318
Min
With Guest
Rob Bier
Smooth Scaling Author
Key Takeaways:
On this episode of the Scale Up Valley Podcast, Mike Dias speaks with Rob Bier, Smooth Scaling Author. Key Takeaways: - What not to do while creating a business - Rob’s definition of scaling— and how it differs from ‘growing’ - Why the final stage is the hardest one to reach - How to deal with complexity - How the CEO role evolves in each stage of growth - How do you know if you have a high performing team?
Published on
March 21, 2024
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