One of the most important challenges that leaders face is to devise and execute strategies that speed up revenue growth. Not growing fast enough can be costly for executives and investors. Take the example of LinkedIn, the business social network service. After markets opened on February 5, 2016, investors hacked 44% from the company’s shares. The reason was easy to understand, yet difficult to remedy. LinkedIn lowered its expectations for the year’s growth in revenue (from 35% to 20%) and adjusted earnings (from 41% to 7%)—well below what analysts expected. This slashed a cool $1 billion from the net worth of LinkedIn’s founder, Reid Hoffman, and forced its CEO, Jeffrey Weiner, to ponder important questions that must be answered before investors could hope to recoup what they had lost.