Kaplan talks about how roles change within a company when a transition from R&D happens. A vice president of sales when you are trying to get 3 test customers is not a good executive if you are planning to expand to different regions and have a large sales force, he says. You must keep in mind that when transitioning and scaling up, you might have to change management and get in the heavy hitters with experience, he adds.
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