I'll save you the wait. The reason companies get stuck on the growth curve is straightforward; it's communication and trust. In the early start-up stages, communication is exceedingly simple and trust is inherently high. For teams with less than 7 people, there are 21 possible lines of communication within the group. That's just the internal team; it doesn't account for vendors, clients, and partners. Yet, most teams can succeed at running efficiently without any formal system or processes. And this is where things start to bog down. As the company expands from 7 members to 14, the lines of communication exponentially increase from 21 to 91. As the team doubles in ......

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