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  • 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
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (268 ratings)

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Scaling Up

By: Verne Harnish
Narrated by: Spencer Cannon
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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.

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Excellent content, narrator difficult to follow

The content is unbeatable, although I think you'll need a hard copy of the book also in order to digest the numbers and visuals. Unfortunately, the narrator has a rather unnatural style, making him difficult to follow at times. Nevertheless, if you are on the move and into this topic, it's worth a listen.

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Must read for any fast growing company

loved it. every chapter made me think. you think you know a lot and your sailing along but it's easy to forget to be disciplined especially around cashflow and business models

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Learnt so much for my small business!

This book is marketed to corporations, however, even is smaller guys will get so much out of giving this a read. I’m off to buy the hard copy now too for diving into. Thank you!

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Helped me get through content I couldn’t get through in the book

I’ve had this book on the to-read list as a recommendation for a long time. And it sat with no more than the first 10 pages ear marked as I would read and re-read these pages and take it with my on holiday and never read. Probably at least a year.

I then procrastinated on purchasing the audio as I thought, how are you going to get through that content with all the forms on an audio? And the reviews weren’t that high on audible.

It has still been a difficult listen, but I can proudly say I’m nearly finished the audible. I listened on X0.9 speed (I usually listen to x1.25) to get as much comprehension as possible and will now refer back to the physical book. Knowing which parts interest me the most and what they are, and where to find them.

The reading and references to other businesses are actually quite enjoyable in the audible and I’m glad I purchased it.

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very informative

a very detailed book that will give me plenty of action steps in my business.

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A+

a very good business book, gives clear directions to business leaders. highly recommend .would read it more than once.

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Some Great Ideas

This was a good book for shaking up our ideas around how to manage our business and our team. While not everything fit for us we took on board some points and have implemented them. I liked that it challenged us to think things through differently.

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lots of nuggets

quite hard to listen to because of all the data but is very good and challenging advice

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Useful info and easy to follow

Very easy to follow with lots of useful resources listed throughout the book. I took value from areas I want improvement but enjoyed listening to the rest too.

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A little dry but great information

This was not what I was looking for to start with. Although the information will be helpful

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