By Paul N. Bloom
Scaling means achieving more efficient, effective, and widespread adoption of an innovation–getting a huge bang for the bucks invested. Whether you want to become the next Google or the next Habitat for Humanity, scaling is a key goal–one that presents a complex problem. There isn’t a universal secret sauce for scaling success. Scaling requires a combination of research, hard work, and creativity, all tailored to a venture’s particular environment. The fundamental idea here is first to learn all you can about the resource providers, forces and trends, and allies and rivals in your ecosystem.