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Dave teaches two-day seminars on growth strategy at Harvard Extension, including:

Dave held the following seminars in 2011:

  • Mastering the Rockefeller Habits – EO Boston
  • Growth Strategies – Philips Healthcare
  • Innovation and Strategy – Gazelles International
  • Innovation and Strategy – Invest Northern Ireland



Why “Growth” Companies Stop Growing
Not all growth companies keep growing. Promising companies that pass $10M in revenue can lose momentum before they reach $20M.  Most growth companies are sold before they reach $30M in revenue, long before they’ve realized their full value. Why do so many “growth” companies stop growing? Read More

Marketing for M&A
The conventional wisdom in M&A is that ‘companies are bought not sold’. But companies that market themselves to strategic buyers -- in a subtle way -- can attract the right buyers at better valuations. How can executives and their boards engage in Marketing for M&A without appearing to hang a ‘For Sale’ sign on the company? Read More

How Growth Companies Can Stay ‘Lean”
The lean movement has caught fire with entrepreneurs, thanks to Eric Ries, Steve Blank, and Ash Maurya. But how important are concepts such as minimum viable product, customer development and pivoting to larger growth companies? Read more

10 Things the New CEO Needs To Do
You’ve just been hired as the first ‘professional manager’ in a growth company run by the founder.  What’s your plan for the first 100 days? Read More

Recommended Reading

Blue Ocean Strategy, Kim and Mauborgne

Business Model Innovation, Alex Osterwalder

Good to Great, Jim Collins

Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert Cialdini

Lean Startup, Eric Ries

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Verne Harnish

Positioning, The Battle for Your Mind, Ries and Trout

Steve Jobs, Isaacson

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni

The Marketing Imagination, Ted Levitt





The Growth Strategies seminar will benefit our Emerging Markets managers throughout their careers.
Dave Power translated important concepts into practical tools and concrete examples. I also appreciated the way he worked with us to tailor the program to the needs of Philips Healthcare.

Nico Steyaert
VP Global HR Transformation
Philips Healthcare