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How Fangio Avoided Death; Scalable Learning; Yuri van Geest Dec 4th Webinar

"…out-learning the competition"


We live in a world that increasingly requires searchlight intelligence. That is, the ability to connect the dots between people and ideas, where others see no possible connection.
  "The Best Leaders are Constant Learners" HBR

Dec 4 Webinar we're excited to introduce you to Yuri van Geest 10am ET this coming Friday, more info below, but first…

Grand Prix Racer's Miracle — Juan Manuel Fangio's evasive move, which likely saved his life, in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix is part of racing folklore. The fact he looked at a photo of a similar accident the day before let him connect the dots and avoid a major collision. The specific thing he noticed in the photo is detailed in this HBR article titled "The Best Leaders are Constant Learners" – worth 15 seconds to read the opening story. Then keep reading.

Scalable Learning — further notes this HBR article:

John Hagel, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davidson have described the shift…from institutions designed for scalable efficiency to institutions designed for scalable learning. Sustainable competitive advantage depends on having people that know how to build relationships, seek information, make sense of observations and share ideas through an intelligent use of new technologies."

Let's unpack this:

  1. Build Relationships – who has access to the most brains quickly
  2. Seek Information – it's about remaining curious
  3. Make Sense of Observations – connecting the dots through extensive training and experience
  4. Share Ideas –through an intelligent use of new technologies – are you up to speed?

These are the important skills of the 21st Century – the same skills we're using to thwart terrorists and stay ahead of competition. Thanks to Chris Kenny, Gazelles International Certified Coach, for bringing this HBR article to my attention.

Denver Dec 2, Dallas Dec 2, San Diego, Dec 15, Boston Jan 12Last Scaling Up one-day workshops for 2015. For more info

Yuri van Geest Complimentary Webinar — Yuri is a member of Singularity University and the co-author of Exponential Organizations. Join him for an exclusive webinar Friday December 4th at 10am EST where he will share specific examples of how mid-market growth firms have applied their groundbreaking ideas to scaleup quickly – including the challenges they've faced and how they were overcome. You will come out of the webinar with action items to immediately implement. Claim your spot here:


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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.