"…insights for scaleups"
Conscious Capitalism CEO Conference — I'm keynoting the conference next week in Austin – hope to see many of you there.
London Jan 16 – 18 — organized by our Scaling Up Coaching Partner Neale Lewis, these are the dates for our next launch of the ScalingUp Master's Program (SMP) in London. Here's a link to the overview including a 2-minute video. Limited to five companies at a time, it's an 8-day local program spread over a year that installs the Scaling Up tools and a learning culture within a company. It's the most effective program we've designed combining over 30 years of experience in helping companies scale. To apply go to this link
Blitzscaling — the most anticipated book for scaleups since Exponential Organizations and Scaling Up, is set to release Oct 9. With a foreword by Bill Gates, this book is titled Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies. Co-author billionaire Reid Hoffman is co-founder of LinkedIn, a venture capitalist, and consummate teacher. The book was birthed out of the 20 lectures Hoffman gave at Stanford in his 2015 Blitzscaling course. Here's a link to his free online Stanford course which includes a 1-hour overview of the 5 stages of Blitzscaling.
Chris Yeh Keynote — Hoffman's co-author Chris Yeh is an entrepreneur, writer, and mentor. He holds two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He is co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Alliance with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. Chris is keynoting our ScaleUp Summit Oct 16 – 17, Denver. He's such an accomplished writer and speaker that I'm looking forward to his succinct summary of the book. Can't travel? Click here to register for live streaming where you can watch Chris and all of the other Summit speakers from your location on any device.
HBR Summary of Blitzscaling — Blitzscaling details the "hacks" you need to grow really, really fast (because it's so managerially inefficient) to capture a market quickly with a paradigm shifting idea. And because of this need for speed you need a really strong culture. This HBR article/interview does a good job summarizing the key points of the book. In many respects, Hoffman's framework of moving from a family to tribe to a city style of organization is no different than the famous 1972 Larry Greiner article in HBR titled the "Evolutions and Revolutions as Organizations Grow" – you just move through the stages faster i.e. Facebook's famous shift from a mantra of "Move fast and break things" to "Move fast with stable infrastructure."
Helping 1 Million Women Get to $1 Million — and this Forbes article details how Julia Pimsleur's online course (Verne is on the board) is helping women scale their businesses. It starts with the right mindset. Julia has already graduated 150 women from the program who are doubling their revenues, getting to $1M and coming back to mentor other women making the climb. If you know of a woman entrepreneur running a biz doing a few hundred thousand in revenue and wants to scale to a million or more, please send them a link to the article – thank you.
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]
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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.