Books we recommend reading

We believe in lifelong learning and the best way to do this is to learn from the intellectual capitalists who have influenced and created the best growth and scaling up thinking of the past two decade.

Scaling Up by Verne Harnish

"Scaling Up" by Vern Harnish.

Of course, the book that has to come first is Verne Harnish's 2014 book "Scaling Up" a completely updated version of his 2001 book "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits". In this book, Verne introduces new material, case studies and content from the learnings of the 13 years since MRH. Verne lays out his approach to scaling up businesses through his "Four Decisions" framework centred on the key questions on People, Strategy, Execution and Cash, the key decisions you need to make to position your business for growth.

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Posted by : ged | On Sunday, 10 July 2016 | Modified On Friday, 07 October 2016

Good To Great by Jim Collins

Good to Great, by Jim Collins, is the book that has most influenced Vern Harnish's and Gazelles International thinking.  Verne's book, Scaling Up references Good to Great many times and much of the Gazelles frameworks and methods has its roots in Jim's reasearch.

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Posted by : ged | On Sunday, 10 July 2016 | Modified On Sunday, 10 July 2016

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

When I first read "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" I recognised the habits and behaviours Pat describes in all too many of my past clients.  Companies that had the best executives but who never seemed to be able to get anything productive done.  This book explained to me why these behaviours occured, and how to fix them.

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Posted by : ged | On Wednesday, 06 July 2016 | Modified On Sunday, 10 July 2016


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