Edward D. Hess is a Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business. He is the author of over sixty Darden cases. His recent books include Growing an Entrepreneurial Business: Concepts and Cases and Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth. His growth research has been featured in over 200 media outlets worldwide, including USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Financial Times, Fortune, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business News, WSJ Radio, Dow Jones Radio, MSNBC Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and NPR. To learn more about Professor Hess, visit his website: www.EDHLTD.com.
"[O]riginal and insightful ... Highly recommended." - S. Gove, CHOICE "In a world where too many business owners and investors are being taught that 'we must grow or die,' Ed Hess provides responsible research to expose, challenge, and disprove dangerous misconceptions about growth. Ed's findings are beautifully packaged into this easy-to-read book. Our company has had a great growth ride, and we keep returning to Ed's approach to guide our next steps." - Dave Lindsey, CEO & Founder, DEFENDER Direct, Inc. "With curiosity and unwavering conviction, Ed Hess dives deeply into the heart of successful organizations. He illustrates the bold strategies that make these great companies thrive. But, more importantly, he uncovers the nuances of those strategies that truly build the foundation for enduring success. This book will give any savvy business leader the insights needed to achieve long-term prosperity." - Nancy Greatrix McGough, Human Resource Director, Room & Board "Grow to Greatness is a 'must have' reference of best practices and lessons learned by others who have successfully taken the growth journey. If you are anticipating growing your business or already on that path, this evidence-based book can be your mentor and guide at every point. Simply put: another compelling 'real world' read from Hess." - Randall J. Bufford, Founder, President, and CEO, Trilogy Health Services, LLC "Ed Hess has written a masterful work on business growth. Grow to Greatness provides a wonderful blueprint of critical steps to be completed along the journey of building a successful, profitable company." - Andrew L. Bourne, CEO, WayPoint, Serial Entrepreneur