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

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Overview

What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous Mastering a One Page Strategic Plan process that has been a best-selling article on the web to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. Included is an instructive chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff, revealing winning tactics to get banks to finance your business. Lastly, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of Harnish's practical approaches.
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Verne is THE guru of fast growth companies. Those who listen GROW and SUCCEED...so listen...or read! — Tom Peters
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Harnish founded Entrepreneurs' Organization and chaired its premiere CEO program, Birthing of Giants, and WEO's Advanced Business executive program, both held at MIT. He is the founder and CEO of Gazelles, Growth Guy syndicated columnist, Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine, and author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, and Scaling Up. He chairs Growth Summits around the globe and resides in Barcelona, Spain with his wife and four children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2002

    If you want to GROW, then READ THIS

    When I worked IN our business as salesman or technician I knew exactly what to do. When I wanted to work ON our business as President and CEO I was at a complete loss. If you have a burning desire to grow your business, and become successful but like me, you don't know where to start, then you MUST READ Verne's book. If you are content with slow growth, or if you think you have already heard everything you need to know, then don't waste your time. In the 6 years that I have been following the methods described in this book I have seen my business grow over 25,000%. From the outside that must sound too good to be true. However, if you want to see that kind of growth and you are willing to do the work required but you just don't know where to start, then pick up Verne's book and start practicing these habits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2002

    THE Source for managing growth in business.

    Verne is a guru when it comes to providing simple concepts to help run a growth business. The principles outlined teach discipline and business tools that help leaders manage their time and their businesses. When practiced, they are powerful. These concepts helped our company learn how to manage growth of 300% per year for the last four years. This rapid growth would have torn our company apart without the Verne's practical teachings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2002

    Extremely useful

    Harnish's book is very clear about the importance of core values, mission, alignment and rythym. All concepts that most of us know, but don't know how to really implement. The difference between this book and others I've read, is that it gives you well thought out tools which you can implement with confidence. It's obvious that these tools have been honed through Mr. Harnish's work with many entrepreneurs and CEOs. Pay special attention to the planning pyramid; it's helped me share the big vision and get the organization into alignment. By putting stakes in the ground, it also quickly helps to identify any holes there may be in the overall strategy. All in all, this is a must read.

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