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Hire Great Advisors; Friday Webinar; Lessons from Branson, Jobs, Trump; Australian Growth Summit

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"…out-learning the competition"


Australian Growth Summit
— March 6-7 Sydney, more info and discount code below,
but first…

5 Keys to Hiring Great Advisors
— my latest

Venture column in Fortune
is on the newsstands and online – 5 quick tips for hiring
the right lawyer, accountant, consultant, or coach. Take 1 minute to scan
through the 5 tips. Tip #3 is my favorite, using a two-tier system of
advisors to save money, increase power/prestige, and lock up key talent.

Friday Webcast "Be Sure Your Annual Plan Stays on Track." Are you are using The Rockefeller Habits Checklist in
your firm? Our Coaching Experts at Gazelles Systems are here to help, having
facilitated over 3,000 coaching sessions with high growth companies to help
execute their One-Page Strategic Plan. We are happy to share practical tips
and insights in our Ask the Experts Webcast (no charge). Bring your
questions and ask us what you need to know to stay on track for 2013.

1:00pm EST January 18.

Register Now

The Productivity Strategies of Superachievers
— So many of you asked us to make

magazine publisher Darren
Hardy’s presentation
from our

Summit available
to show your teams (and families). Thanks to G200 member Stuart Johnson, who

we obtained permission to offer it online. Subtitled

Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Donald Trump and others have produced far more
in less time than the rest of us
is chunked into bite sized pieces timed to his slides,
letting you zip to whatever part interests you. Fee-based.

Overwhelmed, Overworked, Overscheduled
— Darren Hardy, author of
Compound Effect

(the best book on changing habits) identifies the 3 distinctions that make
the difference between being an overwhelmed, overworked and overscheduled
overachiever and being a superachiever who produces stunning results with
less effort, less stress in less time, leaving lots of time to experience
your hobbies and be with your family. Perfect for your January monthly management
meeting or to watch on your own
– the equivalent of reading one book
this month.

Australian Growth Summit
— March 6 – 7, Sydney, the Summit hosts a huge lineup of
best-selling authors and full day workshops. Speakers include:

Dan Pink, author of



To Sell is Human

Alexander Osterwalder, author of
Business Model

John Warrillow, author of
Built to Sell

Joe Pulizzi, author of
Managing Content Marketing

Verne Harnish, author of
The Greatest Business
Decisions of All Time

Discount code for insight readers is
"Gazelles" – and our partner The Growth Faculty is producing an excellent

online magazine
, the latest issue featuring the speakers for the Growth
Summit – excellent overviews of each speaker’s books. See you in Sydney!



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.