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Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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More About the Author
The "Growth Guy" syndicated columnist, he's also a regular columnist for Fortune magazine. He's the author of Scaling Up, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and, along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne chairs annual Growth Summits in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia and continues to teach in the MIT-based executive program he founded.
Residing in Barcelona, Spain, he's married with four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Top Customer Reviews
What makes Verne the true genius is the fact that all of the ideas and concepts he talks about in the book are tangible resources that you can EFFORTLESSLY implement into your organization. Most books are full of ideas and leave the reader to "re-create the wheel" in order to make the ideas come to life, but Verne knows entrepreneurs well and has removed the burden of responsiblity to create the tanglibles he talks about.
I love to read, and have a lot of favorites including Good to Great, Wizard of Ads, Topgrading, The E-Myth and Execution -- but Mastering the Rockefeller Habits is truly the most practical and inspiring book an entreprenuer can read.
This is a good book for entrepreneurs, not for understanding Rockefeller, his genius or his habits. I would not recommend this to someone interested in learning more about the business system and principles of Rockefeller.
Then we read Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. And we found we could actually implement the plans that we learned how to develop from the methods and techniques defined in the book. We now have plans that work. And our company has matured tremendously as an organization from following the book. I strongly recommend that any company, from young start-up to those more mature, read and implement the strategies in this book. It will change your world.
1) Priorities (handful of rules; top 5 and top 1 of 5; repeat yourself a lot; act consistently around rules; have big hairy audacious goal)
2) Data (data is required to be acting consistent with priorities)
3) Rhythm (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly meetings to keep everyone aligned and accountable)
Chapter Headings include:
2)Mastering the Right People Doing the Right Things
3)Mastering a One-page Strategic Plan
4)Mastering the use of core values
5)Mastering Organizational Alignment and Focus
6)Mastering the quarterly theme (placing spotlight on #1 priority)
7)Mastering Employee Feedback (resolving client and employee hassles)
8)Mastering the Daily & Weekly Executive Meeting (including 15 min Daily Huddles)
9)Mastering the Brand Promise (key differentiating strategy for dominating your market)
10)Mastering the Art of Bank Financing
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a former executive and expert guru on growing businesses in short timespans, I have encountered this book time and again in the hands of other CEOs and executives who failed to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A Ruben
This is a mixture of Stephen Covey's and Jim Collins literally work 7 habits of highly effective people and From Good to GreatPublished 3 months ago by Luis
Verne is a master when it comes to providing simple concepts to help run a growth business. I loved this book and have recommended it to several of my consulting clients.Published 3 months ago by david schloss
Great read for managers and startup entrepreneurs. Follow the advise and you can succeedPublished 4 months ago by Mark Stover
I loved everything about this book and I would recommend it to anyone who owns their business or thinking about starting their own business!Published 5 months ago by Carm