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Scaling Up Fan Running for Mayor — Ken Sim, co-founder of two highly successful businesses, is running for the Mayor of Vancouver. More below, but first…
Shark Tank Judge Dr. Glen Richards Sept 18 Sydney — Dr. Richards scaled his first biz to over $800 million using the Scaling Up tools; and is doing it again with a new firm. Well known throughout Australia as one of the judges on their popular Shark Tank show, Dr. Richards is our partner in launching the ScalingUp Master's Program (SMP). He's hosting an introductory event Sept 18, 5pm – 7pm in Sydney. More below, but second…
Prediction from 2007 — Alex Rusch, a dear Swiss friend in the publishing biz, came across a prediction I shared in my insights over a decade ago. Quote:
It's making crazy dumb predictions like this that had me conclude that only the market can be the final judge. Over the years I've seen what I thought were home runs fail miserably; and ideas I thought were duds, like the iPhone, take companies to billions (or trillions).
Shoot Bullets, Not Cannonballs — The market makes you look smart or dumb, so as Jim Collins suggests in Great by Choice (by far Jim's greatest book for scalesups – and one of the top 5 of all time) – shoot bullets, not cannonballs. Test your ideas, first, in a real marketplace and then invest crazily in the few things that work.
Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes — this Bustle article highlights a military technique for falling asleep quickly. Sleep is so critical to everything we do as biz leaders – improving decision making and giving us stamina. Please take 1 minute to read then practice for six weeks as suggested (yep, takes practice!). Thank you to Scaling Up Certified Coach John Anderson for sharing.
Gazelles Member Ken Sim running for Mayor of Vancouver in Upcoming Election
On October 20, the citizens of Vancouver head to the polls to elect a new Mayor and a long-time GazellesPro Member is beginning to muster quite the notoriety as he throws his hat in the ring. Ken Sim, co-founder of two highly successful companies – Nurse Next Door (5000+ employees and over 180 franchise locations across North America) and Rosemary Rocksalt (six restaurants and growing) – is running for Mayor of Vancouver. Soon after Sim was elected with a clear majority by his NPA party to run for mayor, the Globe and Mail reported "Ken Sim is a catch for the Non-Partisan Association." If you live in Vancouver or have ties to the Pacific Northwest city, be sure to check out Sim's web site to learn more www.buildabettervancouver.ca and reach out if you can. Ken needs your support to win the race. Good luck on your campaign, Ken!
Mini-Milestone — thank you to all who have posted positive reviews of my book. This week Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) passed a mini-milestone – 500 reviews (thank you Chip – please let me know who you are if you read these insights)!
Scaling Up Master's Program | Sydney, Australia | October 24th, 2018
Where the rubber hits the road…The Scaling Up Master's Program (SMP) is being launched by Shark Tank's Dr. Glen Richards in Sydney on October 24th, 2018.
This 12-month fast-track leadership team program equips you and your team with the skills, discipline and focus to optimize, calibrate and grow as fast as possible. This program is designed for companies with an unquenchable bias for action and is being facilitated by successful Scaling Up entrepreneurs.
Glen is hosting a free information evening on Sept 18th, 2018, 5-7 pm in Sydney's CBD. For more information, please contact Anna Samios (+61) 0408 660 855 or email at [email protected]
CEO-BOOTCAMP: spend 3.5 days with Verne, serial entrepreneur John Ratliff, and 6 other CEOs in a beautiful retreat setting, addressing the constraints holding back you, your business, and your industry. October 2 – 5; January 15 – 18, 2019.
EXITING: Thinking about selling the business for $40 million or more? Want to get 25%
to 200% more than you thought? Request the whitepaper from the Exit Strategies Summit at Harvard from Denise Richmond at (610) 299-6466 or email at [email protected]
Have you ever wondered if working with a coach might accelerate your company's growth, exponentially? Do you have what it takes to move the dial from good to great? Contact us at [email protected] for more information or visit https://coaches.scalingup.com/.
Create Accountability – Drive Execution with Align, cloud-based software designed to scale up your Rockefeller Habits implementation. www.alignwithgazelles.com – on your computer, tablet or phone. Click here to watch an introductory video.
Better Book Club — What's your team reading? Increase your books read per team member. Easy, Proven, and in the Cloud at http://www.BetterBookClub.com.