Video Marketing for Dummies; Quick Idea; Pixability
May 8, 2012
Jim Collins’ Top 10 List; A Company’s Ideal; Facebook IPO; Embarrassed
May 25, 2012

100th Coach; Most Profitable; Fortune 500+ App; Africa

"…keeping you great"


It took some floundering to navigate the path of attempting to apply the Habits by ourselves but we then signed up for a Rockefeller Habits workshop and started working with your coach Ron Huntington. The results have been completely as expected – phenomenal. As a result of our success, I now actually have the time to work on my business (and myself). Thanks to Gazelles for being a huge part of our success at P2P!
  Dan Rogers, President/CEO
Point to Point Transportation Services, Inc.

Gazelles International Signs 100th Global Coach — and the 100th coach is from Africa (with our first coach in China certifying next week), more below but first…

Exxon Back on Top — the Fortune 500 was announced on Monday and Exxon Mobile is back #1 with revenues of $452.9 billion (and stock up over 20%). Rounding out the top 10: Wal-Mart ($447B), Chevron ($246B), ConocoPhillips ($237B), GM ($150B), GE ($148B), Berkshire Hathaway ($144B), Fannie Mae ($137B), Ford ($136B), and HP ($127B) – fun facts.

Fortune 500+ App — if you do business with any of the Fortune 1000 firms get the Fortune 500+ app (free access with your subscription to the magazine – you should be reading it!).

  • Find and research the 1,000 biggest companies in America.
  • Use LinkedIn to see who you know at each company-and who your contacts know.
  • Build and share lists for sales calls, trips or meetings.
  • Get instantly updated news and financials on every company.
  • Map all 1,000 companies or just the ones you want to meet with.

Here's a link to try the app until June 15 just enter the code FREE500ACCESS. The offer is only available in the U.S. but it's only $9.99 anyway.

Exxon's GM Global Procurement — Coolest feature of Fortune 500+ app — with one click you link with LinkedIn and it shows you how many connections you already have with people inside each of the Fortune 1000 companies i.e. I have 126 connections with people inside Exxon, including a 2nd level connection with the General Manager, Global Procurement – who would have known?

Top 10 Profits — Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity. Here's the Top 10 in profit: Exxon (41.1B), Chevron (26.9B), Apple (25.9B), Microsoft (23.2B), Ford (20.2B), JP Morgan (19B), AIG (17.8B), Wells Fargo (15.9B), IBM (15.9B), and Wal-Mart (15.7B).

Entrepreneurs Should Be Watching Africa — this is the title of an article posted on yesterday. Notes contributor Tony Elumelu "Africa's workforce will soon be the largest in the world. According to McKinsey & Company, by 2040, Africa will be home to one in five of the planet's young people and a working population of 1.1 billion people." Demographics can never be ignored! Take 2 minutes to scan through his article and then find one of your existing clients (Fortune 1000 firm?) which is already doing business in Africa and see how you can be of help!

Marketing Video — BTW, my bad for pointing you to Amazon for Kevin's short 100 second video promoting his latest book Video Marketing for Dummies. Several iPad users noted that it was in flash, so they couldn't watch it (Amazon only supports flash), so here is the best location – YouTube — which is where Kevin recommends ALL promotional videos should sit (again, Google owns YouTube, so helps with SEO). Here's a link to his video, with some additional footage he had to cut out for the Amazon video. And BTW, get his book!

100th Coach — …and he is Graham Mitchell, Johannesburg, South Africa. Plus Michelle LaVallee, founder of Shanghi-based Management Success China, is getting certified in the Rockefeller Habits next week – our first certified coach in China, though she both worked with a firm that implemented the Rockefeller Habits and has been coaching firms for years. Congrats.

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.