This book has 5 recommendations
Patrick Lencioni (CEO / The Table Group)
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.
Graham Weston (CEO / Rackspace)
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.
Scott Tannas (Founder / Western Financial Group)
We've scaled up our company from a single office near Calgary to 2,000 employees on 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.
Iulia Ghita (Co-CEO / Bookster)
My favorite business book is Scaling Up by Verne Harnish; and people hear me talking about it all the time. It’s the book that helped us grow Bookster into what it is today: 65,000 readers in over 700 companies. Scaling Up is not an easy read, it has a lot of very specific information, much like a handbook for your own business. I keep Scaling Up on my desk and even though I’ve read it time and again, every time I open it I find new insights and information I may have overlooked the previous times. [...] Scaling Up helped us align and organize Bookster. I believe it’s a must read for every company that wants to grow fast.
Alexandra Stroe (Co-CEO / Bookster)
[I'd recommend] Scaling Up by Verne Harnish, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz and Measure what Matters by John Doerr for scaling and managing the business.
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 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.
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.