Business strategies must evolve as companies grow

02/9/2010 | Harvard Business Review online

Businesses must make the transition from a jazzlike strategy to a symphonic one as they grow, Anthony Tjan writes. Devising strategies for young businesses requires thinking on one's feet, adapting and improvising, much like jazz improvisation, he notes. When a company matures, it requires the structure of a symphony -- and the leadership of a conductor, he writes.

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