Why Safe Growth Is the Real Key to Job Creation
(, December 31, 2012)

From Owner to CEO: How to grow as a leader along with your company
(by Susan Caminiti, Bank of America Small Business, September 26, 2012)

The Growth Gamble: Why Business Leaders Need a Vegas-Mindset to Successfully Grow
(Cascade Business News, September 13, 2012)

What determines the success of your natural business?
(by Bill Crawford, New Hope 360 Blog, August 17, 2012)

Darden offers a free course for growing businesses
(by Della Bradshaw, Financial, August 15, 2012)

Taking the ‘gas pedal’ approach to growing a business
(by Nancy Crotti, Finance and, August 14, 2012)

Scale and efficiency are trumping innovation at U.S. companies: Focus on operational excellence is killing new ideas
(By Dawn Cass, The Salt Lake, August 10, 2012)

Darden’s Pioneering MOOC Course-Smart Growth For Private Businesses-Is about Job Creation
(Darden News, August 8, 2012)

Four Ways of Thinking That Stifle Company Innovation
(, August 2012)

4 Rules to Foster Innovation in Your Business
(By Dan Kehrer,, July 17, 2012)

Is Bigger Really Better?
(, July 17, 2012)

Too Big to Innovate?
(BizTimes, July 17, 2012)

UVA Partners With Online-Learning Pioneer Coursera
(Darden News, July 17, 2012)

How Scale & Efficiency Are Trumping Innovation
Bottom line…to be innovative, you must be willing to accept failure.
(Alister &, July 16, 2012)

How the Entrenched Ways that Companies Think Are Stifling Innovation
(By Don Tennant,, July 13, 2012)

The ‘Grow or Die’ Lie
(By Melanie Williams,, July 13, 2012)

Is Walmart too big to innovate?
(By Mike Troy,, July 12, 2012)

How Scale and Efficiency are Trumping Innovation At US Companies
(News, July 11, 2012)

The ‘grow or die’ lie: 6 truths about building an enduring company
(By Dottie DeHart and Mary Best,, July 2012)

Why Everything You Think You Know About Business Growth Is Wrong
(, June 4, 2012)

Smashing the Biggest Lie in Business: How the ‘Grow or Die’ Philosophy Can Cost You Everything
(By Jeremy Nulik, Small Business Monthly, June 2012)

The Grow or Die Lie
(, May 21, 2012)

6 Surprising Truths About Business Growth
(By Dan Kehrer, Arizona Business Gazette, May 10, 2012)

Trial by Fire: Eight Ways to Fight Entrepreneurial Fires and Constantly Improve in the Process
(Press Release, May 2012)

“The “Grow or Die” Lie:
Why Everything You Think You Know About Business Growth Is Wrong

(, April 18, 2012)

Can You Evolve From Control Freak to Emotionally Intelligent Leader? 
(, March 29, 2012)

When Companies Need To Put A Brake On Growth
(By Norm Alster, Investor’s Business Daily, August 19, 2011)

The Batten Institute Introduces Powerful New Initiatives and Resources to advance Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research 
-Professor Edward Hess’s Book “Smart Growth” Named a Top Business Book of 2010
(Press Release, January 24, 2011)

Media Hits for Growing an Entrepreneurial Business: Concepts & Cases, By Edward D. Hess

The top ten business reads of 2010
(By Harvey Schachter, The Globe and Mail, December 10, 2010)

The Best Books for Business Owners of 2010
Smart Growth by Edward D. Hess
(Inc. Magazine, December 2010)

Smart Growth: Building Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth-Interview with Darden Professor Edward D. Hess
(The European Financial Review, August 16, 2010)

One on One with Ed Hess, Part Two
(Consulting Magazine, July 16, 2010)

One on One with Ed Hess
(Consulting Magazine, July 6, 2010) 2010)

3 Growth Risks That are Harmful to Your Business’s Health and How to Cure Them
(, July 6, 2010)

Companies Face The Dark And Light Sides Of Business Growth
(Investor’s Business Daily, May 7, 2010)

Ready, Set, Grow – Deciding how (and when) to reinvigorate growth now ranks as a CFO’s biggest challenge.
(By Kate O’Sullivan, CFO Magazine, May 2010)

Will Your Company Grow Itself To Death?
(Interview on, April 19, 2010)

Are You Growing Too Fast? What Every Business Can Learn from Toyota’s Fall
(Press Release, March 2010)

Cutting Startup Costs – When big initial costs make it hard to start your business, look further into the figures—they may not be as scary as they seem
(By Karen Klein, Business, February 10, 2009)

The Small Business Recession Plan “B”: How to Create the Six-Part Contingency Plan That Will Help You Guide Your Business Through the Storm
(Press Release, December 2008)

Small Firms: Stacking The Odds In A Crisis; Entrepreneurs finding ways to thrive in hard times
(By Gary M. Stern, reprinted from Investor’s Business Daily, November 7, 2008)

Surviving the Economic Times: Ten Ways to Safeguard Your Small Business (Because No One’s Bailing You Out!)
(Press Release, October 2008)

The $tart-Up $olution: Some Surprising Reasons Why Our “Bad Economy” Is a GREAT Time to Start Your Own Business
(Press Release, August 2008)

Should I Grow My Business? 6 Questions to Ask Before Expanding”
(By Michael Poirot,, July 8, 2008)

Darden’s Batten Institute Announces that Decade-Long Study of Corporate Earnings Points the Way to Outperforming Stocks
Prof. Ed Hess’ “OGI” Identifies 27 Organic Growth All-Stars Whose Stock Bested S&P 500 by Factor of Ten over Ten-Year Period-“Organic Growth Index” Proves Key to Uncovering Consistent Earnings and Stock Performance in Both Bull and Bear Markets”
(Batten Institute Press Release, March 14, 2008)

Media Hits for the book “So, You Want to Start A Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leap.”

Corporate Growth Expert Ed Hess Joins Darden School Of Business Faculty As Executive-In-Residence Of Batten Institute”
(PR Newswire, July 10, 2007)

Rules of Engagement: Three Simple Tips For Engaging Employees and Working Toward Consistent Organic Growth
(Press Release, April 2007)

Wholesome Organic Profits: The Six Keys to Growing Your Company the Old-Fashioned Way
(Press Release, February 2007)