• Scaling Up

  • How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't, Rockefeller Habits 2.0
  • By: Verne Harnish
  • Narrated by: Spencer Cannon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 14-11-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gazelles Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (120 ratings)

Summary

It's been over a decade since Verne Harnish's best-selling book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits was first released. Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't is the first major revision of this business classic. 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.
This book is written so everyone - from front line employees to senior executives - can get aligned in contributing to the growth of a firm. There's no reason to do it alone, yet many top leaders feel like they are the ones dragging the rest of the organization up the S-curve of growth. 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 ChecklistTM, 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. Bonus material for Scaling Up may be found at www.ScalingUp.com.
©2014 Gazelles East Pte. Ltd. (P)2014 Gazelles East Pte. Ltd.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Neil on 02-02-15

Fantastic Book

If you are looking to be part of a successful business you need to read and study this book! Excellent valur

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lukasz on 29-01-17

Audio is not enough, buy also paper book/ebook

Good to listen audio, however I recommend to buy also a paper copy. It would enable more systematic implementation of the advices from this book and better clarification of described concepts. If you want to buy only one version, then choose only a paper copy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 08-04-15

Just what the doctor ordered

Would you listen to Scaling Up again? Why?

I will have to listen again but this time with a pen and paper ready to take notes.

Any additional comments?

This is the perfect book for business owners that have gotten over the "start-up" hurdle and are beginning to enjoy some success. It really gets specific on how to carefully grow your company as to avoid some common pitfalls...mainly running out of CASH!!! I have seen our company sales growing rapidly but could not figure out where all the cash was going. This book hit me right in the face! My problem was not sales it was cash flow!!! I now have several specific action items I went to work on immediately.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By John on 27-01-15

Good advice but too much advertising for Gazelles

It has very practical, actionable advice but there are way too many plugs for his business. At the end one is left wondering if the intent was really to help entrepreneurs or to generate opportunities for his consulting group.

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12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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