Scaling Is Hard. Here’s How Akamai Did It. – HBR

This article begins a series spotlight on cases  — startups — demonstrating businesses efforts and results of “scaling”, when and how-to by example.  Interesting read for all small business.

  Excerpt:  I have been thinking lately about how hard it is to scale start-ups. The Lean Start-Up movement, as exemplified in Eric Ries’ book The Lean Start-Up, has appropriately focused a great deal of attention on the hard decisions and techniques required to create a company from nothing. But once the company has honed in on a strong value proposition and found initial product-market fit, what is the best approach to scaling it? And what lessons can be applied to the early decisions you make as a start-up? After all, scaling is hard. Really hard.

To help shine some light on this topic, I’ve decided to do a series of blog posts of case studies of companies founded in the last 10-15 years that have made the transition from finding initial product-market fit to building a large, scalable, platform company.

Read full article via Scaling Is Hard. Here’s How Akamai Did It. – Jeffrey Bussgang – Harvard Business Review.



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