Strategies for Continuous Growth (St. Louis)

October 18, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


St. Louis Knight Center

Seminar Details

"The Four Colors of Business Growth Video" Driving profitable corporate growth presents challenges even during times of economic prosperity. This is particularly true for companies that have already experienced market success. In fact, as Warren Buffett has said repeatedly, the bigger the base of dollar sales, the harder it is to grow meaningfully without deviating from the original value proposition. 

There are critical junctures in a company's development when management needs to look beyond past successes to chart new courses for continued increases in sales and earnings. 

This seminar will also discuss the pitfalls in mergers and the best practices of successful acquirers. Watch "The Four Colors of Business Growth" short video to take a peek into related content by Prof. Thakor.

  • Creating and leading a growth-focused organization that focuses on both top and bottom lines, with a sharp focus on the tensions inherent in any growth strategy and how to recognize and deal effectively with these tensions
  • Developing key processes that balance the need to drive profits through operational excellence with the need to invest in innovations and risky acquisitions to create future growth platforms
  • Implementing a market-focused culture that uses customers as a key asset to drive profitability and provide corporate opportunities to develop market-sustaining client solutions

  • Implement a market-focused culture that uses customers as a key asset to drive profitability
  • Develop market-sustaining client solutions

Earn a Concentration or your Advanced Management Certificate

This seminar qualifies for one day out of four in the Strategic Thinking Concentration. Earn a concentration by taking four seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 16 seminar days across four defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.


Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance, Olin Business School

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

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