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"Scaling Up addresses the second half of the venture ball game, something often lost in all the hoopla about incubating disruptive innovation during the first half.  Half-time scores don't matter - it's all about how you finish the game.  So get yourself into Verne's locker room for a great half-time pep talk, and then get yourself out on the field to play a great second half." -- Geoffrey Moore, Author of Crossing the Chasm

“Verne delivers more value per page than anyone else in the business!” -- Henry McGovern, co-founder and Chairman of AmRest (WSE: EAT)

"Scaling Up not only opened my eyes and helped direct my focus as the new leader of this non-profit organization, but the concept itself literally became our new holistic initiative. With these new skills, we were able grow our organization exponentially and reach out to new funders." --Joshua Troderman, CEO, Shalom Learning

“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

“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) 

“Verne’s tools and techniques have been key to scaling up Benetton to become the #1 international fashion brand in India. They work!” -- Sanjeev Mohanty, CEO, Benetton India

“Imagine walking into a library and finding one book that captures the ideas of all the books in the library. Scaling Up is that business book. You will not have to go any farther.” -- Jack Stack, founder and CEO of SRC Holdings; best-selling author of  The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome

“We’ve scaled up our company from a single office near Calgary to 2,000 employees in 165 locations across Western Canada. Verne’s tools and techniques have been critical to helping us drive and manage this growth during my 20 years as CEO ― and ultimately to freeing me up as the founder to pursue other interests.” -- Scott Tannas, founder and Vice Chairman, Western Financial Group;  senator, Canadian Parliament

“Verne Harnish has once again proven he’s the Growth Guy. Scaling Up is packed with the tools to help you bust through the barriers to growth and climb learning curves faster. But don’t let your leadership team carry the load alone ― multiply your impact by sharing the book with every employee on your team.” -- Liz Wiseman, best-selling author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts

“Scaling up a significant business requires precisely the kind of discipline and focus detailed in Verne’s practical and ‘how-to’ driven book.” -- Scott Farquhar, co-founder and CEO, Atlassian

“The idea of guiding a company from the small tide pools to the big seas of business can be exhilarating, but also daunting without a detailed set of directions. Scaling Up provides those directions, along with a remarkably detailed map for how to get there safe and happy.” -- Robert B. Cialdini, best-selling author of Influence

“Verne Harnish’s Scaling Up is one of the finest business books you'll ever read. We are all searching for new ways to build more effective teams, startups, and organizations that will stand the test of time. Through compelling research, business parables, vivid examples, deep research, Verne shares practical advice on the toughest challenge organizations confront: how to spread success from a few small pockets of an organization to its entire fabric. Whether you're an entrepreneur who wants to scale up, a CEO who wants to take his business to the next level, or a non-profit executive who wants to leave a legacy, this book will be life-changing.” -- Tan Yinglan, Author of Way of the VC – Top Venture Capitalists on Your Board, Chinnovation – How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World and New Venture Creation - Entrepreneurship For The 21st Century - An Asian Perspective

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About the Author

Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO's premiere CEO program, the "Birthing of Giants" and WEO's "Advanced Business" executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up.

The "Growth Guy" syndicated columnist, he's also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored "The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times", for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine's annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity.

An investor in several scale-ups, Verne resides in Barcelona, Spain, with his wife and four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Gazelles, Inc.; 1st edition (October 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0986019526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986019524
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have read a lot of business books, literally thousands, and I would put this book in my top 10 for sure. There are many, many absolutely superb books on business strategy, leadership, high performance teams, company culture and such but this is a rare book that not only addresses these core elements of running a successful business but also has the specific "how to" workshops necessary to put these critical ideas into action. This is perhaps the single best book I've ever seen that clearly lays out precisely what the management team must do to lead their entire company through multiple growth phases. Verne Harnish is considered one of the most widely respected business growth experts in the world and this book proves why he has that reputation. I have now read, and re-read "Scaling Up" three times cover-to-cover and have recommended it to dozens of my clients. In my opinion this is a "must read" book if you want to understand how to grow your business with discipline and build a sustainably successful organization. I give this book my highest possible personal recommendation.

John Spence - one of the Top 100 business thought leaders in America, one of the Top 100 small business influencers in America and one of the top 500 leadership development experts in the world.
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I just bought Scaling Up and have to save that I love it and the supporting website (www.scalingup.com) that has all of the free templates and plans. This is definitely a book to read cover to cover and use as a primer to run your business. There are 3 business books, Traction (Gino Wickman) Rockefeller Habits - Now Scaling Up, and The Advantage by Pat Lencioni I only wish I had these three when I started out. Nice work Verne for the book, the shares and the framework.
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The predecessor to this book and this book are the top-recommended book(s) I tell entrepreneurs to read to systematically grow their businesses with focus and discipline. Verne's language is very clear, and his approach is extremely actionable. There is no mystery of what to do, the day you put down this book!
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I would give this 2.5 stars. They have this at a friend of mines place of work, so I got a copy. I could barely finish it. Maybe it is just me as I read about 3 business books a week, but this have been covered much better elsewhere by far. It is mostly a bunch of rah rah rah stuffing. No new ground covered here. I actually threw the book away, which I never do. I wish someone had told me to skip this one. Kept waiting for the golden nuggets, but they just were not there.

As to my friend's work group with these guys, he says they have endless rah rah goal setting meetings that eat up way too much time and not much meat and potatoes and the employees there as a whole think they are a waste of time and expense. They are not cheap and the employees as a whole would rather the owner spend the money on better laptops and software and training that would actually help them do their jobs rather than the feel good meetings they are forced to attend. I was like alrighty then.

I was interested because we work with a number of companies that provide training to companies and sometimes figuring out what not to do, is as important as what to do.

I am sure if you are not well read, you might get a nugget out of here that could help you. So, it might be worth your time, but it certainly was not worth mine darn it.
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1) Scaling up is my favorite business book of the past decade.

2) I bought a copy for everyone at my company

3) Every entrepreneur that asks me for advice, I say read this book. (Saves me time, and provides them with more value)

4) Verne, is perhaps the world's best synthesizer and communicator for fast growth companies and this book proves it.

5) Don't believe me, sign-up for his newsletter at Gazelles.com - I've been a email newsletter writer and subscriber for 15+ years. This one is the only one that I open and read top to bottom every week.
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Best Business Book of the year! I have already given 12 copies to clients. I have been facilitating groups for about 10 years and have relied on "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits" for a long time. This is an excellent book for business people of any size or any industry.
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I am an independent analyst of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. This means that on any given day there are nearly 200 software developers, most of them small and growing, working their way through my review process. Even if they do a good job with the CRM stuff, too many of them stumble when I ask them to tell me about their strategic vision and their plans to grow a meaningful company. All of these folks would do well to get a copy of Verne Harnish's new book, Scaling Up! Verne delivers the practical details you need to effectively serve your customers and grow your business. I wish all of the CRM developers out there would study this book before they get to me! If you are ready to take your business to the next level, you need to devour this book now!
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Verne got us crazy entrepreneurs off the ground with his first book "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits." Now, it's Perfect timing for "Scaling Up" to bring us to the next level. I am so happy about this book! Verne Harnish is a modern day Napoleon Hill and we are blessed to have his guidance as entrepreneurs navigate the next stage of the ever-changing world of business.
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