"…insights for scaleups"
|These leaders understand that bureaucracy saps initiative, inhibits risk taking, and crushes creativity. It's a tax on human achievement.|
|Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini|
45 Second Interview — here's a link to Rabobank's 45 second interview of me after keynoting for 200+ of their clients in Utrecht, Netherlands. FYI, they are one of the top 30 banks in the world and the oldest in Holland.
End of Bureaucracy — this is the title of the Nov. cover article for HRB. It highlights Haier, the Chinese white good manufacturer which eliminated all 10,000 middle managers, a story I've been sharing in my keynotes. Notes authors Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini:
Over 50 Employees — Bureaucracy tends to sneak in when firms get over 50 employees, so there are important lessons for most of us in this detailed article. At Haier, most employees are in a "microenterprise" of 10 to 15 employees – so think of a large company made up of 4000+ small businesses. Please take 6 minutes to study this article — it's an important but lengthy and detailed treatise on how to scale agile! Thank you for UK Scaling Up coach Neale Lewis for pointing me to this article.
Daily Manic of Scaling (Scaling Up Case Study) — this last week I received a note from Philipp Liver, CEO of Genbook, an online scheduling software company based in Sydney, Australia with over 6,500 customers in North America Notes Philipp:
He goes on to note:
Philipp, I couldn't agree more!! Thank you for the note.
Congratulations Doug Stacey, LSI — Doug won the free retreat for his team with Forum Resources founder Mo Fathelbab, who keynoted our ScaleUp Summit in Denver. Noted Doug:
John Ratliff, serial entrepreneur and head of our global coaching organization, also donated his beautiful retreat center in the Keys – www.marathonretreat.com. Thank you Mo and John. And here's a link for our next ScaleUp Summit May 21 – 22, Atlanta.
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