Google Lessons; 10 Relationship Tips; Smart Thinking; Complimentary Book
March 21, 2013
5 Ways to Go Global; The Soap Queen; Ashiana Housing Video; Dan Pink Interview
March 28, 2013

1 Word; #2 Biz Book; Being Decisive in 4 Steps; April 8 Cutoff

"…out-learning the competition" 


One of the
richest learning experiences today (National Growth Summit Australia) and a
killer close – good job. When we first met 4.5 years ago our market cap was
12 million; today it's 170+/ Gazelles has contributed to that.


Gregory, CEO
Silver Chef Limited

Your Success Hinges on One Word
— both your business and career success hinge on one word
– something Richard Branson, Donald Trump, and others have nailed — and my
latest LinkedIn Influencer blog post
provides the details. Take 2 minutes to
scan the post and "follow" me if you would like automatic updates.

#2 Biz Book
— speaking of owning a word, Dan and Chip Heath release their latest book
today, debuting as the #2 biz book (hard to beat Sheryl Sandberg's book right
now). Brilliantly entitled
they outline a four-step process for overcoming bad decision making – and humans
are notoriously bad given some inherent psychological issues we face including
overconfidence and short-term emotional attachment. The four steps they
abbreviate as WRAP:

  1. Widen your

  2. Reality-test
    your assumptions.

  3. Attain
    distance before deciding.

  4. Prepare to be

Worst Decision-makers
— when it comes to forecasting, pundits and experts are the worst –
particularly in the realms of investing and politics. Drawing on Daniel
Kahneman's brilliant book Thinking, Fast and Slow, this March 22 NY
Op-Ed piece
outlines how a Penn/Berkeley team seems to be besting
everyone when it comes to forecasting – a space where it looks like foxes beat
hedgehogs (vs. Jim Collins' conclusion when it comes to driving biz strategy).
If more accurate forecasting is critical to your business, this article is worth
the 3 minutes to read (and study!).

#1 Biz Speaker Dan Pink
— right now the undisputed #1 biz speaker on the circuit, Dan Pink keynoted the
National Growth Summit in Australia hosted by our partner Karen Beattie, founder
of The Growth Faculty. The new material from his latest book
To Sell
is Human

is outstanding. Hard to believe there hasn't been a new book on selling in the
top 100 bestselling books for quite some time. Dan is the opening keynote for
our upcoming Leadership
Summit in Orlando, May 9 – 10
– he's not to be missed.

YPO International Workshops — I'm leading three 2.5 day "Making the Rockefeller Habits
Rock" workshops for YPO in Europe, US, and Asia (India 2014). The US session
just opened for registration
this week
– limited to 15 YPO firms – Oct 24 – 26, Las Vegas.

April 8 Cutoff

— our cut-off date for the $169/night group rate for the Leadership Summit
hosted by
is April 8. And the rate is available three days before and three days after if
you want to stay a few extra days and soak in the sun or bring the family down.

Here's a link to reservation details

April Rockefeller Habits

— 4 Jacksonville, 10 Boston, 17 Milwaukee, 17 Vancouver, 17 San Antonio, 23
Houston, 24 Denver, 25 Memphis, 26 Las Vegas.

Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
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. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.