“Fast-growing companies — not small ones or big ones — create almost all the jobs and innovation in our economy, and Verne has been an invaluable guide to leaders of such companies, like me. Scaling Up helps us put in place the disciplines critical to building a significant business.” Graham Weston, Chairman and CEO, Rackspace (NYSE: RAX)
It has been over ten years since Verne Harnish’s book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits was first published. Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t is his first major revision of this business classic, which has influenced and guided companies and teams globally. Scaling Up will be released 21 October 2014.
When I first read Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, I said to a colleague “I wish I had this book when I started my first company!” I truly believe that this growth system is world class. I have used its principles in both my businesses and consulting. Here are some comments from Amazon:
“In Scaling Up, Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. These approaches have been honed from over three decades of advising tens of thousands of CEOs and executives and helping them navigate the increasing complexities (and weight) that come with scaling up a venture.
The goal of this book is to help you turn what feels like an anchor into wind at your back — creating a company where the team is engaged; the customers are doing your marketing; and everyone is making money. To accomplish this, Scaling Up focuses on the four major decision areas every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash.
The book includes a series of new one-page tools including the updated One-Page Strategic Plan and the Rockefeller Habits Checklist, which more than 40,000 firms around the globe have used to scale their companies successfully — many to $1 billion and beyond. Running a business is ultimately about freedom. Scaling Up shows business leaders how to get their organizations moving in sync to create something significant and enjoy the ride.”
I highly recommend Scaling Up to my clients and colleagues. Contact me for more information and the opportunity to obtain a complimentary pre-release copy.
All the best
“Verne Harnish is more committed to helping companies grow than any other person on the planet. Really. He’s also radically practical in his approach and that is reflected throughout this terrific book.” (Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group; best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage)
THE ROCKEFELLER HABITS CHECKLIST
What drives companies to success?
This checklist provides the ten most important functions of everyday business that should be on automatic pilot in order for your business to run predictably and consistently. Once in place your executive team is confident that the business can operate without their need to be involved in day-to-day operations.