Zuckerberg’s BHAG; Case’s Vision; Delaying College; Seth Godin’s key tip
April 14, 2016
Exit Summit Harvard (complimentary); CEO Retreat for 8; General McChrystal event
April 19, 2016

Zuckerberg’s Full Speech; PPR Top 35 in the World; Hiring 7,000 using Topgrading

"…insights for scaleups"

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Full Zuckerberg Speech on YouTube — sorry I didn't have it yesterday and wanted you to have Mark's 10-year vision speech to watch over the weekend. Here's the link – I would start at 5:50 where he first mentions his 10-year goal – and 11:50 (for 3 minutes) is an important announcement for businesses as they are making it more seamless for users to communicate directly with us without businesses having to create separate apps. Thanks to JR Williams with Brand You, Inc. for getting me the link.

PPR Named Top 35 Great Workplaces in the World — yes, the world, as named by Gallup yesterday. Noted Dwight Cooper, CEO, in an email to me:

On the first day I met you at MIT you said something like: "Pick something that you can be the best in the world at and build a business around it." That began our quest to be the best workplace in the world.

Dwight and his team will once again be in Atlanta at the ScaleUp Summit May 24 – 25 – and I'll have him on stage to share some insights into their huge global win. Congratulations to the entire team at PPR for this well-deserved recognition.

Hire 7,000 Per Year one key to their success? They are a power user of the Topgrading methodology to hire 7,000 people per year. 40 PPR leaders have been trained on Topgrading through our online course. Notes Terri Cohen, Vice President of General Employment Experiences:

Topgrading is that deeper dive, it really helps us learn about the behaviors of the candidate, asking those questions to learn about their other jobs, how they handled those situations and how they talk about their successes and their failures.

Here's a 3-minute video that highlights their case study. To sign up for this quarter's online Topgrading Master Class (enrollment ends on April 28), email the Growth Institute team at [email protected] to request the program's syllabus.

Have a Great Weekend.

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.