Why you must focus on future growth when you are crushing it (and six ways you can do just that).
G. Michael Maddock
Mike Maddock is an entrepreneur, an inventor, a writer and a keynote speaker. G. Michael Maddock is the founding partner and CEO of Maddock Douglas, the leading Innovation Agency, which has helped more than 25 percent of the Fortune 100® invent, brand and launch new products, services and business models successfully. A serial entrepreneur, Mike has launched three successful businesses and cochairs the Gathering of Titans Entrepreneurial Conclave at MIT.
Mike is a featured innovation columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox. His second book, Free the Idea Monkey...to focus on what matters most!, will be available in early 2012.
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