High Growth Collection -25/02/19

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Welcome to ‘The High Growth Collection’ where we seek out and connect you to relevant high growth related content from Scotland and around the world.


When setting out to build a billion-dollar company doesn’t go as planned

Sahil Lavingia left his job at Pinterest in 2011 (where he was the second employee) to set out on his own unicorn journey.

You can read how things didn’t go to plan in this candid account of his seven-year journey here – Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company


Is the current focus on unicorns good for the Scottish economy?

Joe Trodden, the CEO of Mindset Experts writes in The National that we may need to shift our entrepreneurial mindset away from the concept of creating unicorns to giving some more focus to SMEs.

Read the full story here – Big business unicorns are nice – but should they be Scotland’s focus?


How do you get from startup to scaleup?

A good conversation can lead to some insightful comments on any subject, so when you combine a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and two CEO’s you get a great discussion.

See and read the discussion here – How can start-ups scale up?


Hannah Burley of The Scotsman interviews Scotland Food & Drink chief James Withers about this £14bn sector

The Scottish food and drink sector employs about 120,000 people and contributed £14 billion to the Scottish economy last year, with exports accounting for roughly £6bn.

Read the interview here – The Big Interview: James Withers of Scotland Food & Drink


How to grow your business fast

Going back a bit for this article but the fundamentals are still the same.

Want to grow your business fast? Follow these simple principles – 15 Ways to Grow Your Business Fast


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