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Lessons from leaders on launching and scaling new ventures.

Organization and culture

Organization and culture

Interview - Learn to Leap #12

One start-up’s successful organizational approach to speed and flexibility

– Once agile practices are truly embedded in a company’s DNA, even a pandemic can’t dent its ability to respond quickly... to evolving customer needs—and the competition.
Interview - Learn to Leap #11

How to plan a successful leadership succession at a start-up

– After spending ten years turning their start-up into a highly profitable unicorn business, the cofounders of PropertyGuru were... able to successfully hand over the reins of the business and safeguard its continued success.
Interview - Learn to Leap #6

Building a business culture with a single vision at its core

– Grab, the eight-year-old Southeast Asian company ranked as one of the world’s top innovators, credits its phenomenal success... to a strong, value-based culture.
Interview - Learn to Leap #5

Helping start-ups overcome inevitable challenges and crises

– Launching a start-up may be one of the most difficult—and satisfying— things an entrepreneur will ever do. Here’s... expert advice on getting it right.
Interview - Learn to Leap #3

The people-first approach to business building

– To attract top talent in today’s market, companies need to upgrade their recruiting skills—and their culture.
Interview - Learn to Leap #2

Achieving M&A success by letting start-up acquisitions be themselves

– Acquiring a start-up is only the beginning. Successful integration takes time, a shared vision, and a strategy to get there.

Launching and scaling a start-up

Launching and scaling a start-up

Interview - Learn to Leap #15

Scaling from start-up to blue-chip company: Lessons from Delivery Hero

– Delivery Hero was able to scale rapidly by delegating authority, promoting accountability, and executing new business efforts... quickly.
Interview - Learn to Leap #14

Building and scaling one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile banks

– Setting a bold vision, adapting the business to respond to market feedback, and putting customer satisfaction first has enabled... digital-banking start-up N26 to grow rapidly into a global bank valued at $3.5 billion.
Interview - Learn to Leap #8

Scaling a start-up: Launching innovative products in international markets

– Expanding internationally is a major step in the life of a start-up, one involving a number of important considerations. Here’s... how Impossible Foods is tackling the challenge.
Interview - Learn to Leap #7

When start-ups scale up: Lessons on building up culture and talent

– Financial-services company Raisin began in a basement in 2012. By constantly reflecting on and evaluating its own performance,... Raisin has been able to consistently grow.
Interview - Learn to Leap #4

What start-ups need to scale and succeed

– Statistically, the odds against a start-up are formidable. Companies that emphasize talent, customer-centricity, and core principles... are the ones most likely to succeed.

Green business building

Green business building

Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #6

Launching net-zero businesses: Lessons from a digital leader

– Many companies are hustling to start low-carbon businesses. Ram Ramachander works at the speed of a start-up and with the backing... of a corporation.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #5

From vision to green-tech unicorn: Lessons from Enpal

– Enpal’s CEO and founder discusses how an interest in solar installation fueled the creation of a company moving toward full-scale... green energy and mobility systems.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #4

How quantum computing can help tackle global warming

– Quantum computing has the potential to drive the major breakthroughs needed to help solve the climate crisis. A pioneer in the... field discusses how his company is seeking to harness this technology for large-scale climate-change mitigation.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #3

Companies that care: Lessons from a unicorn founder and his purpose-driven investor

– Doing good may also be a good investment—and potentially transformative for the world. Two leaders on the front lines discuss... the current landscape and what’s next.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #2

Make room for alternative proteins: What it takes to build a new sector

– Alternative proteins have the potential to dramatically slow climate change. This interview with three leaders in the field reveals... the strategies and insights needed to unlock that potential.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #1

Inventing and scaling the world’s largest urban vertical farming network

– Launching a successful new business concept requires a strong purpose, a focus on research, an innovative business model, and... a willingness to adapt to the market.

Corporate business building

Corporate business building

Interview - Learn to Leap #13

How incumbents can lay the foundations for hypergrowth

– To accelerate core-business and new-digital-business growth, established companies should adopt the best practices of successful... start-ups.
Interview - Learn to Leap #10

From new business to unicorn: Scaling a new corporate business

– Quick pivots and a clear focus helped About You become the first $1 billion start-up business in Hamburg.
Interview - Learn to Leap #9

Using built-in advantages and innovation to scale

– A commitment to partners, flexibility, and a good relationship with Bosch, the parent company, enabled scale to happen quickly... for S&ST.
Interview - Learn to Leap #1

How traditional companies can overcome legacy obstacles to business building

– Supporting start-ups in a legacy business requires changes in both skill sets and mind-sets.

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