Strategies for Continuous Growth (St Louis)

February 9, 2021
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


St Louis Knight Center

Registration Required: Yes


Seminar Details
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. The seminar will also discuss the pitfalls in mergers and the best practices of successful acquirers.

  • Creating and leading a growth-focused organization that focuses on both top and bottom lines
  • Tensions inherent in any growth strategy
  • Recognizing and dealing effectively with these tensions
  • Balancing the need to drive profits through operational excellence with the need to invest in innovations and risky acquisitions to create future growth platforms

  • 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 five in the Strategic Thinking Concentration. Earn a concentration by taking five seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 15 seminar days across three defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.

*The current healthcare situation requires that the Olin Business School provide participants with learning conditions that protect the health of participants, business school staff, and faculty. As a result, Olin faculty are prepared to deliver their sessions either live, or virtually, as regulations and circumstances permit. If conditions prohibit face-to-face coursework, we will switch affected seminars to virtual delivery via the Zoom platform


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

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

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