"…insights for scaleups"
|Who needs a turnaround? Companies in serious trouble and companies seemingly doing just fine, even though they should be doing far better. We call these "satisfactorily underperforming" businesses.|
|Greg Brenneman, Turnworks|
Elite SEM #1 Best Place to Work for Millennials — more below, but first…
Right Now and All at Once — this is the mantra of the top turnaround biz leader in the world, Greg Brenneman, who turned around Continental Airlines, PwC (turned around in 3 weeks and sold for $4 billion), Home Depot, and dozens of other firms as part of his $8 billion private equity firm. It's also the title of what will clearly be one of the best business books of 2016. Subtitled 5 Steps to Transform Your Business and Enrich Your Life, GPro and book club members will receive a copy next week. Greg is also the opening keynote for our fall Growth Summit Oct 25 – 26, Dallas.
Simple Turnaround Test — Notes Brenneman:
His book outlines his simple one-page analysis and process (though nothing simple about figuring out the value drivers).
Driving Revenues — I really like his emphasis on identifying how to drive sales. He goes on to note:
He discusses how to drive revenues in the chapter titled "Think Money In, Not Money Out." Might be worth going right to that chapter. However, it's one of the rare biz books I've read cover-to-cover twice (and will read again). There's a reason we're opening with Greg in the fall – see you and your team at the Growth Summit. This is the one of the savviest biz leaders in the world.
Elite SEM Named #1… Best Place to Work for Millennials of the Top 100 chosen by Fortune (91% of their 140 employees are millennials). An active Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) practitioner, I just wrote about their communication rhythm in Huffington Post. Part of the key to their success, notes Fortune:
Take 2 minutes to read the Fortune article on how they've become a great place to work for millennials. Congrats to Ben Kirshner (CEO), Zach Morrison (COO), and the rest of their team.
Prime Data Unlocks Cash to Scale 10x (Gazelles Case Study) — my latest Huffington Post piece features how five years ago marketing tech firm Prime Data had five employees, with growth constrained by cash flow. Today, it has 50. Using several strategies, the company reduced invoices stretched out to 90 days by 92%, freeing the substantial cash needed to scale up. Asking for advance payments was one way. Notes Steve Falk, CEO:
However, he did ask and several, including a non-profit, agreed to pay a $100,000 retainer upfront. Read how and why – plus other strategies Falk's team used to speed up cash flow.
Satisfactorily Underperforming? — it doesn't have to be that way, let us help.
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