Author(s): Verne HarnishDownload
Publish: Published March 1st 2002 by Gazelles Inc. (first published January 1st 2002)
ISBN: ISBN 1590790154 (ISBN13: 9781590790151)
What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven’t changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish’s famous One-Page Strategic Plan to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. Included is an instructive chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff, revealing winning tactics to get banks to finance your business. Lastly, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of Harnish’s practical approaches.
If you are looking for an expanded and updated version of this 2002 best-seller, look for Verne Harnish’s latest title Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0). 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 frontline 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. This book can 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(TM), 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.
Some Reviews: 2,223 ratings 96 reviews in Goodreads.com
I read this book because it’s part of how my employer envisions things and so it’s given me a great understanding of their goals, their core values, and why they have regular internal meetings of various types.
1. Establish clear priorities.
2. Establish feedback with hard data.
3. Establish a rhythm of communication the priorities and data with you staff.
Simple? Of course. Easy? Of course not. Unless you have will and desire.
There is definitely some value in the wisdom in this book, just need to work out how to convert it into something practical that I can effectively use.