2 Best Chapters; EX Priority 1; Brands to Watch; $250 Deposit DeadlineDecember 6, 2018
Top 5 Biz Books 2018; Fortune’s Top Books; Personal Development BookDecember 20, 2018
"…insights for scaleups"
Scaling Up Master Class — our latest coached online class just sold out, so we're launching another Jan 23. More details below, but first…
Dell Public Dec. 28 — a year later than his ten-year plan, Michael Dell and his firm Dell Technologies will be back public the end of this year, via a stock swap with VMWare shareholders (so not an IPO). This details "5 Things You Need to Know" about Dell going back public. With revenues of $87.5 billion, it's been a substantial pivot from products to services – and Dell expects to be over $100 billion by 2022. Congratulations Michael – job well done!!
Intuition Can Only be Trusted If… — Daniel Kahneman, best-selling author of , emphasizes in this that people need to be very careful when they trust their intuition. Three things must exist:
- There has to be regularity in the world – so this greatly limits intuition
- There has to be lots of practice
- And immediate feedback must be present
I realize listing these aren't helpful, so please take 3 minutes to scan this article – the examples really flush out his important points. Where are you saying you "trust your intuition" when you have no reason?
Park Square Builders Doubles in One-Year (Scaling Up case study) — this highlights how an Orlando-based family owned business is using the Rockefeller Habits to drive revenues up and employee turnover down. Notes co-CEO Vishaal Gupta:
After attending our , Vishaal hired Scaling Up Certified partner Petra Coaching to support implementation. In the article, Vishaal details 3 ways the Rock Habits helped by:
- Involving the whole team in the efforts
- Improving communications at all levels
- Making trade partners part of the team, too
Please take 2 minutes to read the details of each to glean lessons, especially around the importance of a regular meeting rhythm, for your own company and culture.
Grant Wishes Instead of Bonuses — this details how Acceleration Partners and the Schweiger Dermatology Group are using the "Dream On" program created by partner John Ratliff (John co-teaches the CEO Boot Camp with me) to significantly drive up employee engagement and dramatically drive down employee turnover. And what are some of these wishes? Notes the article:
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, which also retitled HR to "director of employee experience," the article shares:
Please take 2 minutes to read details on how to structure this program and some of the heart-warming stories that result. Tis the season. Others are helping
$9.7 million, 5-Year Grant IV C for Cancer Treatment — The University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer center received a significant grant to pursue three of the deadliest cancers — pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive type of brain cancer. provides the details.
Scaling Up Master Business Course — The first cohort has sold out! I'm so glad there has been so much interest in my course and there are still a lot of great executives that did not make it into the first cohort. So, we've decided to open a second class that will start .
If you want to know how this course can help you and your team, I invite you to find out directly from one of my former students and now partner, John Ratliff, the former CEO of Appletree Answers (Dream On fame). Learn how he used the methodology to scale his company to an exit valuation five times the industry average..
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. .
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
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 for more information or visit .
Create Accountability – Drive Execution with Align, cloud-based software designed to scale up your Rockefeller Habits implementation. – on your computer, tablet or phone. Click 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 .