Sales Incentives; Happiness Guarantee; Dosage Matters; Trip Around the World; European Summits
April 6, 2017
Bezos’s Insights; Reflection’s Impact; Lencioni’s Hub; Monday’s Webinar
April 20, 2017

“3000” Theme; No Average Joe; Top 10 Tweets; CEO Boot Camp Dates

"…insights for scaleups"


Next Dates for CEO Boot Camps — see below, but first…

Aussie Quarterly Theme — Australia-based Leader Computers' latest quarterly theme is detailed below (with photo). April 1 was a start of the second (or last if in Australia) quarter – hope you've picked something measurable for the team to achieve together – helps "gamify" the biz and gives you a reason to hopefully celebrate – at least there is a finish line!

Time Magazine is Mainstream yet another mainstream media article and study confirming the big impact high dose IV Vitamin C has on cancer survival rates and the reduction of symptoms from chemo/radiation (this out after my recent insight on the topic). If someone you know is going through chemo/radiation please have them and their doctors read this April Time magazine article.

No Average Joe — Joe Polish, founder of the Genius Network and Piranha Marketing, has pre-released his first book titled The Average Joe's Marketing book (not on Amazon yet). Inside the book you'll discover: The 3 keys to attracting customers; How to create a happy client experience; The right way to get referrals; The 3-part customer conversion system; And how to differentiate your business with education based marketing. GPro and book club members will be the first to receive this book in addition to Joe's clients.

H.A.L.F vs. E.L.F — and Joe details how to make your business and life less H.A.L.F. (Hard, Annoying, Lame, and Frustrating) and more E.L.F.™ (Easy, Lucrative, and Fun) — and Joe does it in a fun way. Marketing is THE critical function to scaling more easily – and Joe and his close friend Dean Graziosi, author of Millionaire Success Secrets, are co-keynoting our upcoming ScaleUp Summit along with a dozen other top biz thought leaders. Join 1000+ CEOs and CXOs of growth firms in San Antonio May 23 – 24 (Rock Habits User conference May 25).

Pre-Suasion Quiz — And we are thrilled to announce the latest from Dr. Robert Cialdini, the "godfather of influence." In conjunction with PBS NewsHour, Dr. Cialdini has developed a seriously insightful quiz from material in his recently published New York Times bestseller Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade to introduce the concept. The quiz will allow you to test your understanding of how pre-suasion works, as well as to improve that understanding. With a better awareness of pre-suasion, you should be able to:

  1. harness its power to boost your own persuasive success and
  2. deflect that power when it's used on you in an unwelcome way.

Please take 7 minutes to complete this insightful quiz. I scored just above average and I've heard Cialdini speak several times – ugh – lots to learn yet. FYI, he's the opening keynote at our upcoming ScaleUp Summit – can't wait. Persuasive skills are key to effective sales and marketing.

Top 10 Tweets — as Twitter grows as a marketing channel, this list of the top 10 most re-tweeted tweets highlighted by Time magazine will give you insights into what works. Good causes (others and your own) and celebrities seem to dominate. Who is the most famous person or cause you can associate with your biz?

"3000" Quarterly Theme — Ben Klason, National Enterprise Manager with Leader Computers in Australia, sent me the following note after attending my 2.5 day Scaling Up workshop:

We launched our new quarterly theme today – which is to have our sales/warehouse/dispatch all working together to push our Expo registration # to 3,000 this year – a 100% increase from the #'s last year, its ambitious, but I am sure we will do it!

And below is the visual image promoting the theme, playing off the movie "300" about the Spartans. Notice the continuous update bar below the image. What is your measurable "critical number" and theme for this latest quarter? Pick something and go!

CEO Boot Camps — How would you like to spend 4 days in a small setting with me and 8 or 9 other CEO's? How about doing that in Paradise??!! Along with serial entrepreneur John Ratliff and I are hosting a series of CEO Scaling Up Bootcamps at The Retreat in Marathon. We'll cover Scaling Up (People, Strategy, Execution and Cash) as well as positioning for Strategic Exits and lots of other great growth company topics!! There will be plenty of one on one time, great networking, amazing food and lots of fun. And a private plane adventure up to Gainesville to hear Michael Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, speak. The venue is Dates:

June 13 – 16 (Tuesday – Friday)
Aug 29 – Sept 1 (Tuesday – Friday)
Jan 9 – 12 – for 2nd timers (Tuesday – Friday)

The first CEO Boot Camps have scored 9.8 out of 10 and the CEOs have led businesses ranging from $1.5 million to over $1 billion. For more info. And to signup, email Tanya Fraser [email protected] – thank you.


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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.