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Imtiaz spent a number of years as a management consultant with a focus on growth strategy, digital expansion, market entry strategy and cost reduction. After 10+ years as a consultant he joined Dow Jones & Company, leading strategy and analytics in circulation marketing. During his tenure, The Wall Street Journal became the #1 newspaper in the US and delivered record revenue and profits, with circulation growing while the rest of the industry was shrinking. Imtiaz was then asked to join the B2B side of the business, where he was responsible for right-sizing the business and developing a new go-to market approach that involved a fundamental redesign of sale processes, analytics, and how products were sold. After leaving Dow Jones, Imtiaz led strategy and business development at The Children's Place where he delivered on a number of new growth avenues. After spending the last few years launching and then selling his own business, Imtiaz now runs his own consulting firm, Accelerated Growth Solutions, that’s specialized in helping companies experience aggressive business growth.

 

During this show we discuss…

  • How to identify if the strategy for your business is wrong
  • Ways to continuously update your business strategy without losing focus of your business goals
  • Knowing when your strategist are no longer compatible for developing your business strategy
  • Special skills and qualities to look out for when hiring people for your strategy team
  • The major challenges to developing a strategy
  • Games as a tool to addressing the flaws inherent in the strategy development process
  • How to avoid doubling down on your failing strategies
  • How to identify if your execution plan is faulty
  • Factors to consider when developing a strategy for your business
  • Ways to avoid execution disruption to ensure business growth
  • Ways aggressive business growth improves your brand’s name or reputation
  • Supporting diversity in opinion among your team members to ensure aggressive growth
  • Using disruptive growth to “revive” your business
  • How to turnaround your business in a declining market
  • Ways to reduce cost and not reputation or quality
  • How cost reduction aids a company’s growth
  • Some central touchstones to Imtiaz’s business growth strategy
  • How Imtiaz drives change across a large organization with operations in multiple countries and different stakeholders
  • And much more...

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