Why do most growth companies stop growing? What can their leaders do to overcome the barriers to growth? The Curve Ahead tackles these questions focusing in on "gazelles," defined as high-growth companies that growrevenue 20% annually. Their challenge is to transition from entrepreneurial focus to a repeatable process for innovation and sustained growth - and the stakes are high. The Curve Ahead utilizes the power of storytelling to teach company leaders how to sustain long-term growth. Dave Power explores examples of "the curve" in many relevant companies including LoJack, which soared to success only to be brought down by competitors such as OnStar; MySpace, which was quickly overshadowed by the success of similar social networking sites; and Groupon which suffered from "customer fatigue" and a business model that was too easy for competitors to emulate. This book will help thousands of mid-sized companies overcome the growth hump by providing the tools necessary to not only succeed but thrive in the future.