The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

This is a classic indeed and covers many aspects on organizational growth. In his view, constant organizational growth can hardly be achieved by traditional means of sustaining innovation. This means to simply work on constantly improving your existing products and services. He argues that you need to embrace disruptive innovations in order to achieve real growth. What impressed me most were his thoughts about why it is so difficult to implement new business models in existing companies, especially in public companies. Since I tried exactly that in 2011 and failed, I can say that Christensen is right in almost every aspect. I should have read the book before!

Stall Points: Most Companies Stop Growing--Yours Doesn't Have To

A very depressing read at first. The authors state that every company sooner or later hits a stall point. Stall point means a stoppage in topline or bottomline growth. These stall points seem to be inevitable, cannot be predicted and are hard to overcome. But the book also pinpoints which factors can lead to stall points, how to recognize the signs of impeding stall points and how to prepare for the inevitable. If your business is still growing and you want to keep it that way, read this book.