Can You Grow Your Business too Quickly?

The Barrow Group: Five Generations of Construction in South Africa
John Barrow, Courtesy of the Barrow Group

Can You Grow Your Business too Quickly?
The Family Business Voice

 
 
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On this episode of The Family Business Voice, John Barrow from the Barrow Group talks to Ramia about the politics of business in SA and the risk of growing too large too quickly.

– John’s siblings and cousins work in flattened structure to ensure equality

– Remarkably, there has been almost no conflict in the family business despite five members of the same generation working closely together.

– Growing the business isn’t John’s main concern. Rather, it’s growing something worthwhile; growing too large too quickly can be dangerous.