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The Growth Challenge
     Product line extensions, geographical
     expansion and new technologies and
     adjacencies aren't enough.

Three Significant Gaps
     Performance shortfalls create a "results
     gap." But limitations of growth are caused
     by organizational and process gaps.

Growth Factories
     Building the team and its methods.

     The characteristics and processes of an
     "Entrepreneur in Residence."

Qualifying Ideas
     Going beyond the creative into a
     practical and executable model for
     sustained growth.

A Glossary
     Oyster-centric definitions of terms used
     on this site.

Books and Articles
     Back to Books & Articles.

The leadership issue is how to survey the ecosystem in an unbiased way to select domain not product opportunities.

Speaker Information - Donald L. Laurie
Author, advisor, and speaker on leadership and growth
Donald L. Laurie is one of the world's pre-eminent experts on leadership, growth and value creation. Don is an impressive speaker - engaging, intelligent, energetic and substantive. Don has co-authored two pioneering Harvard Business Review articles: "Creating New Growth Platforms" (May 2006) and "The Work of Leadership" (January-February 1997). He is the author of Venture Catalyst: The five strategies for explosive corporate growth (Perseus Books, 2001) and The Real Work of Leaders (Perseus Books, 2000).

Recent Speaking Engagements
Microsoft CEO Summit, Redmond, Washington
Culture and Systems for Growth
IBM Sector Top Management Conference, Washington DC
Developing and Implementing New Growth Platforms
Culture and Systems for Growth
Michael Hammer Conference, Mastering the Art of Transformational Leadership; Cambridge MA
Creating New Growth Platforms
The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
The Work of Leadership
" INTEL Executive Solutions Summit, Berkeley CA
Reframing the Growth Challenge
MIT Leadership Forum, Cambridge MA: Keynote speaker
Innovation, Growth and Leadership
IFC: Corporate Venture Conference, Palm Springs CA
The Role of Corporate Ventures in Strategic Growth
Gartner Group: CIO Summit, Barcelona, Spain
The CIO As A Venture Catalyst
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