About This Site

Welcome to this blog where we will explore scaleups and the scaling process.

The purpose of this blog is to get your feedback about the ideas behind an integrative paper which I am writing for my Executive MBA at McGill University-HEC Montreal, entitled:

“A Framework for Modeling, Managing and Accelerating the Scaling of High-Performance Ventures”

In the startup world back in 2010, most of the experience about launching startups was mainly in people’s heads and in some blogs. Alexander Osterwalder, Eric Ries, Steve Blank and Ash Maurya were some of the first to transcribe this wisdom into books, therefore codifying the fundamental principles for launching high-performance ventures.

However, what I see is that although the path from idea creation to market entry is well-documented, once you start selling, the process of making the transition from development to deployment and market domination is less well marked.

My EMBA paper is a modest attempt to codify the scaleup process, and make it more universally applicable, in the same way that the principles of Lean Startup, six years after its début, continues to find wider and wider application.

Why am I sharing this content? To get your opinions, ideas and feedback. I’m hoping to get as wide a feedback as possible about these ideas. If the model which results from this paper passes the common sense test that I hope you will give it, I hope to transform this content into a book in Q3-Q4 2018.

Please note: The posts on this site are preliminary drafts, notes, doodles and other early-stage ideas. These posts can be edited or changed at any time, and are full of grammar, vocabulary and other errors. Which is why your comments are especially valuable as I refine this content to make it as useful to you as possible.

Consider this site to be a series of “Lean Experiments” to see which ideas make sense and what others should evolve or even be discarded.

Feel free to add your comments. Or if you want to contact me directly to discuss, you now know how to reach me via e-mail and phone. Let’s Skype or have a tea or coffee. Your experience will help companies to Grow More with Less Risk.

Thanks for stopping by!

– Davender