Last week I started reading the new Verne Harnish book Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0). Verne’s version 1.0 of the book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, is one of the top five books I recommend to entrepreneurs. My favorite business tool, the Simplified One Page Strategic Plan, is from the book. While the first book was more of a quick read, this new one is much longer and has more of a textbook feel (I bought several hardback copies to keep for other entrepreneurs).
Here are the sections of the book:
The Introduction – Tools for Scaling Up
- The Overview – People, Strategy, Execution, Cash
- The Barriers – Leadership, Infrastructure, and Market Dynamics
Scaling Up People
- The Leaders – The Face and Pace of the Company
- The Team – Attracting and Hiring
- The Managers – Keeping and Growing (Educating) the Team
Scaling Up Strategy
- The Core – Values, Purpose, and Competencies
- The 7 Strata of Strategy – The Framework for Dominating Your Industry
- The One-Page Strategic Plan – The Tool for Strategic Planning
Scaling Up Execution
- The Priority – Focus, Finish Lines, and Fun
- The Data – Powering Prediction
- The Meeting Rhythm – The Heartbeat of the Organization
Scaling Up Cash
- The Cash – Accelerating Cash Flow
- The Accounting – Driving Profitability
- The Power of One – 7 Key Financial Levers
I’m looking forward to digging in to Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) and seeing what’s new.
What else? What are your thoughts on Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits?