Pete Bell’s start-up company doubled in size 9 times in 12 years on the path to becoming the top acquisition in Massachusetts. But in his everyday life, nearly nothing grew by doubling, again and again, which left him with very little preparation for geometric growth. Yet as it turned out, learning the strange world of doubling was the key to the middlegame of a startup. This talk from TEDxBeaconStreet will give you perspective on the productive pain of success.

Pete Bell is the cofounder of Endeca, the pioneer of the Information Access Platform and one of the world’s fastest growing software companies (now part of Oracle). Bell writes and speaks frequently about information science.