Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm

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by Verne Harnish
     
 

Business guru Verne Harnish's firm Gazelles has brought hundreds of businesses to fast-growth profitability. Now he shares entrepreneurial secrets in this must-read business primer. Harnish has discovered John D. Rockefeller's underlying strategy. Further study uncovered three winning habits:

  1. Priorities: A few rules remain consistent with a firm's core
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Overview

Business guru Verne Harnish's firm Gazelles has brought hundreds of businesses to fast-growth profitability. Now he shares entrepreneurial secrets in this must-read business primer. Harnish has discovered John D. Rockefeller's underlying strategy. Further study uncovered three winning habits:

  1. Priorities: A few rules remain consistent with a firm's core values and long-term goal. Others change regularly -- what Harnish calls the Top 5 and Top 1 of 5.
  2. Data: Key metrics should be measured over time (Smart Numbers); short-term metrics provide a tighter focus on an aspect of the business (Critical Numbers).
  3. Rhythm: A well-organized set of meetings keep everyone aligned and accountable.

In addition to case studies, a bonus chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff reveals winning tactics to get banks in competition to finance your business venture. Mastering the Rockefeller Habits provides necessary tools for making strategically smart decisions and for keeping everyone aligned and accountable to those decisions.

About the author

Verne Harnish has a long and influential track record with entrepreneurial and emerging business. After co-founding the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE) organization and establishing chapters in universities worldwide, he founded the internationally recognized Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO). He has consulted for companies such as Microsoft, 3M, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, and over 600 other organizations. As both the founder of Gazelles, Inc. and a faculty member of the Master of Business Dynamics program, Verne’s mission is to help emerging, fast-growth companies realize their potential.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590790151
Publisher:
Gazelles Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Verne is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for 15 years EO’s premier CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants,” held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with hundreds of partners on six continents, Verne has spent more than 30 years educating entrepreneurial teams. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also a regular columnist for Fortune magazine. He’s the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and, along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne chairs annual Growth Summits in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia and continues to teach in the MIT-based executive program he founded. Residing in Barcelona, Spain, he's married with four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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