'Growth for growth’s sake' - the ubiquitous strategy all firms say they're not pursuing

If your firm's latest merger or lateral hire isn't 'growth for growth's sake', then save the unprompted defence. It's not believable

I’m not writing this for the sake of writing. First of all, writing more is not my primary goal. That’s just not how I measure success.

If this unprompted defence is stirring doubt in any readers, then please excuse a journalist for listening with a critical ear as managing partner after managing partner tells a similar – and similarly unprovoked – tale about their most recent merger or lateral partner hire.

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