Grow to Greatness

Smart Growth for Entrepreneurial Businesses

Author: Edward Hess

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804781907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 3580

Simply put, most entrepreneurial start-ups fail. Those fortunate enough to succeed then face a second, major challenge: how to grow. This book focuses on the key questions an entrepreneur must answer in order to grow a business. Based on extensive research of more than fifty successful growth companies, Grow to Greatness discusses the top ten growth challenges and how to overcome them. Author Edward D. Hess dispels the myth that businesses must grow or die. Growth can create value. But, too much growth too fast outstrips effective processes, controls, or management capacity. Viewing growth as "recurring change," Grow to Greatness lays out a framework for how to approach business development—and how to manage its risks and pace. The book then takes readers through chapters that explore whether the time is right to grow, how to do it, and how to manage the vital reality that growth requires the right leadership, culture, and people. Uniquely, this book aims to prepare readers for the day-to-day reality of growth, offering up the lived experiences of eleven entrepreneurs. Six workshops to assess where readers stand now and a suite of templates that will prove to be useful over time help bring the book's teachings to life. After reading this book, entrepreneurs will have a real understanding of their readiness to grow and place in the growth cycle, as well as a concrete action plan for where to take their businesses next. Many books address how to start a business, but this is a unique, go-to resource for readers who want to learn how to thrive beyond the start-up phase.

Grow to Greatness

How to Build a World-Class Franchise System Faster

Author: Steve Olson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781475265330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 3633

The #1 best-seller on franchise development and Amazon #1 best-seller, Grow to Greatness has instantly become the must-read, essential guide on how to build a world-class franchise system faster. This breakthrough book delivers advice and proven, step-by-step systems and processes for emerging and established franchisors, as well as for anyone considering franchising their business. The $29.95 guide has saved existing and potential franchisors thousands of dollars in costly mistakes. -- One hundred+ case examples and checklists reveal how to do it right ... and how not to do it wrong! -- Profit from real "best practices" solutions and proven step-by-step processes -- Endorsed by franchising's top brand executives of KFC, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, Pinkberry, Molly Maids, Postnet, Checkers, AlphaGraphics, Popeye's, Cartridge World, Express Employment Professionals, the International Franchise Association ... and many more. Each benchmark is described in detail, supported by case studies, industry research and steps taken by franchise leaders from various industries. " Steve's Grow to Greatness is the 'Driver's Ed Manual'. It delivers great lessons for startup franchisors and the most seasoned franchise executives. In the words of Bill Rosenberg, founder of Dunkin' Donuts and the International Franchise Association, 'We can avoid failures, if we study success.' Study Grow to Greatness and you will be rewarded." John Reynolds, CFE President, IFA Educational Foundation

Die Talent-Lüge

warum wir (fast) alles erreichen können

Author: Daniel Coyle

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783431037852

Category: Begabung - Ratgeber

Page: 252

View: 5872

MOOC U

Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why

Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476783527

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 5298

Contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo follows in real time the stories of all the stake-holders in University of Virginia business professor Ed Hess's popular Grow to Greatness MOOC to distill for MOOC students (seven million and counting) what works, what doesn't, and what to expect next of the phenomenon that is massive open online courses. When professors at top universities first began offering free online classes to the masses in 2012, the promise was that one day their experiment would revolutionize higher education forever by opening the doors to a first-class education for everyone. Since then, more than seven million students have signed up to take a massive open online course, or MOOC. But so far, MOOCs have failed to live up to the initial promises of their founders, with a vast majority of students failing to complete their courses. Lost in the rising chorus of emboldened MOOC critics are the expectations and experiences of the students who, in ever rising numbers, continue to sign up. What does a great MOOC look like, and why? Which MOOC students benefit the most? How do I get the greatest value out of taking a MOOC? To get answers, Jeffrey J. Selingo, contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound, embedded himself in University of Virginia business professor Ed Hess's Grow to Greatness MOOC. The result, MOOC U, is the real-time stories of the major players: students, professor, university, and MOOC provider. Written to answer the most pressing questions that MOOC students are asking, MOOC U chronicles how free online courses are changing how students learn, how professors teach, and how universities are rethinking what constitutes face-to-face education in the 21st Century.

Rise to Greatness

The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present

Author: Conrad Black

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771013558

Category: History

Page: 1040

View: 3449

Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own. From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada -- a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation. Spanning 874 to 2014, and beginning from Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton, Baldwin and Lafontaine, to MacDonald, Laurier, and King, Canada's role in peace and war, to Quebec's quest for autonomy, Black takes on sweeping themes and vividly recounts the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Black persuasively reveals that while many would argue that Canada was perhaps never predestined for greatness, the opposite is in fact true: the emergence of a magnificent country, against all odds, was a remarkable achievement. Brilliantly conceived, this major new reexamination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force by one of the best writers writing today.

Grow to be Great

Breaking the Downsizing Cycle

Author: Joao P.A. Baptista,Dwight L. Gertz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439136355

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6511

No company ever shrank to greatness, conclude Dwight Gertz and João Baptista. Drawing upon their new study of more than 1,000 large companies, the authors argue that managers must move beyond the current wave of downsizing, restructuring, and reengineering. Contrary to current management fads, they contend that companies must grow to be great. Managers now involved in downsizing must consider long-term goals for growth alongside short-term measures for slimming. Gertz and Baptista shatter popular corporate myths by revealing that growth opportunities are everywhere, across all business sectors -- even in stable industries and in companies "too big to grow." Using case studies, Gertz and Baptista analyze successful high-growth firms such as Starbucks, Staples, USAA. They examine not only the strategies followed by these companies -- customer franchise management, superior new product development, and channel management -- but also what they did to make these strategies successful. They discuss how, regardless of differences in strategic approach, the transformations achieved by these firms are based on the same three "foundations for growth": superior customer value, outstanding economics across the value chain, and excellence in process execution. They demonstrate how these three foundations work together, forming a powerful framework through which to attain corporate goals. Distilling these findings into useful tools for the evaluation of any strategy, Gertz and Baptista show how those facing the difficult task of turnaround can get back to growth. By examining improvements at four companies within the context of their growth framework, they analyze the combination of inspiration, leadership, and technique which has enabled these firms to prosper. Shifting the focus from cost-cutting to growth is a challenge that thousands of companies must now face. Gertz and Baptista have given CEO's, managers, and consultants in every industry a clear framework from which to build sustainable growth in revenues and profits. This book is a practical and colorful guide for those who want to grow to be great.

Die Magie des Spiels

Und was du brauchst, um deine Träume zu verwirklichen

Author: Mesut Özil

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732540847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8225

Mesut Özil ist Fußballweltmeister, Landesmeister, Pokalsieger - und der teuerste deutsche Spieler, der je transferiert wurde. Dass der schmächtige Junge, dessen Familie aus der Türkei stammt, einmal deutscher Leistungs- und Sympathieträger werden sollte, war nicht vorherzusehen. Ungewohnt offen erzählt Mesut Özil in seinem Buch, wie er zu dem geworden ist, der er ist, was für Eigenschaften man braucht, um ganz nach oben zu kommen - und wie wichtig es ist, seine Träume zu Zielen zu machen, an deren Erreichung man mit Leidenschaft arbeitet.

How America Can Spend Its Way Back to Greatness: A Guide to Monetary Reform

A Guide to Monetary Reform

Author: Richard Striner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 7773

Providing a unique perspective on economic history and policy, this book shows how a daring method once recommended by top economists could be adapted to help America pay for the things it needs. • Explains in vivid terms the way money has evolved in modern times, clarifying the rise and global triumph of "fractional reserve banking" • Shows how a compromise between our existing method of money creation and the "Greenback" method could pay for hundreds of billions of dollars of national necessities without higher taxes, more deficit spending, or inflation • Documents what money consists of, how it enters into circulation, and how the nature of money has changed over the centuries • Reveals how significant numbers of economists, businessmen, and political leaders have advocated for the direct creation of money by government through the years • Takes the lay reader through the history of previous attempts at direct money creation in a fascinating tour of American economic history

Leadership for Lawyers

Author: Herb Rubenstein

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 1710

Leadership is essential for anyone who wants to steer their firms and organizations to new heights. This book is first in its field to help those in the legal profession become more effective leaders. Readers will discover the various brands of leaders, and the strengths and weaknesses of each. Herb Rubinstein has taught leadership at five universities and is the founder and president of Growth Strategies, Inc., a strategy, management, leadership, and innovation consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland.

Journey to Greatness

Understanding the Real Stages of Life

Author: Tomiwa Ogunremi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465366369

Category: Religion

Page: 94

View: 5490

Journey to Palace is an inspirational and motivational book that is capable of putting you on the right track in your vision, career and ministry. It is about purpose, virtue and attitude necessary for greatness. Tomiwa Ogunremi in simple but detail manner addresses critical issues and questions such as; • What am I created for? • How can I discover my purpose, calling and gifts? • How can I fulfill my purpose, calling and exploit my gifts? • Where am I in the journey of life? • How can I move to the next level of my life? • What test do I have to pass to enter into my greatness? • What am I leader and successful for? To graduate from the school of life and be successful, we need a new orientation and understanding of the required standard, which this book stands to provide in clear terms.

The Physics of Business Growth

Mindsets, System, and Processes

Author: Edward Hess,Jeanne Liedtka

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804784779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 4740

Organic business growth is governed by its own natural laws—underlying truths that set the stage for growth and innovation, much in the way that Einstein's law of relativity accounts for the movement of objects in the space-time continuum. The most fundamental law is that uncertainty is the only certainty. Dominating forces are ambiguity and change; the processes at work involve exploration, invention, and experimentation. Unfortunately, these truths run counter to the principles of stability, predictability, and linearity that have long informed the design of our firms. The Physics of Business Growth helps readers understand how to create growth in today's business environment, providing them a roadmap and a set of practical tools to navigate its challenges. The book lays out a three step formula that will prove invaluable to professionals who have the opportunity to influence growth now, as well as to tomorrow's growth leaders, guiding them in (1) creating the right employee and organizational mindsets to enable growth (2) building an internal corporate growth system, and (3) putting in place processes that result in identifying opportunities, launching growth experiments, and managing a growth portfolio.

Rhythm

How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth

Author: Patrick Thean

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626340803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2501

A Simple system to help your team execute better and faster All growing companies encounter ceilings of complexity, usually when they hit certain employee or revenue milestones. In order to burst through ceiling after ceiling and innovate with growth, a company must develop a reliable system that prompts leaders to be proactive and pivot when the need arises. Drawing on his experience as a successful serial entrepreneurial and speaker, author Patrick Thean demonstrates how to identify the signs of setbacks before they occur, track those signs, and make adjustments to keep your plan on track and accelerate growth. Thean introduces a simple system to empower everyone in your company to be focused, aligned, and accountable, a three-rhythm process for effective execution: • Think Rhythm: A rhythm of strategic thinking to keep your teams focused and working on the future of your business. • Plan Rhythm: A rhythm of planning that will allow you to choose the right priorities and get your departments or divisions aligned with those priorities. • Do Rhythm: A rhythm of executing your plan and making effective and timely adjustments every week. Thean’s process applies to any growing business and ensures that your organization gets into the habit of achieving success, week after week, quarter after quarter, year after year.

Living at the Speed of Light

The Unlimited Power of the Present

Author: William Gray Olsson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1587213222

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 1930

Life was not easy in the twelfth century for the latter sons of even the wealthiest of men. As King John put it, "For the fourth sons, even of a king, are among the most insignificant of God's creatures." In those days, the first born inherited everything. A late-arrival had a choice of becoming a hearth son, dependent upon the largesse of his family, or of seeking his fortune through his own abilities and talents. "The Fourth Son" is the dramatic saga of a man who chose the latter path. William Marshall suceeded so well, in fact, that he far surpassed his own family standing and left his mark on history, serving eventually as regent of England. This imaginative version is based on the life of a real flesh and blood man. The feats of the great Knight William are recorded in history throughout the tumultuous reign of the fiery Plantagenets, including the lusty Henry II and his sons, the dashing Couer de Lion and the treacherous John. Maintaining his position (and his head) in the fickle court of kings was a constant struggle what with the sibling rivalry of the king's sons and the constant friction between the English and the French, who wanted nothing less than to shove the Angevins back across the channel. But the besieged Knight William found his greatest challenge in his arranged marriage, sight unseen, to a beautiful Irish princess some twenty years his junior. To his dismay, he found his knightly prowess of no use in his relationship with the head-strong Isabel de Clare, for beneath his fierce warrior's breast there beat a tender heart with a conscience--a distinct disadvantage in those days.

Save Your Son

A Tale of Arthur

Author: Scott Bowers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469755351

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 4932

Arthur becomes king and faces evil forces that are defeated through his belief in his Saviour. His life is forfeit through Mordred's forgiven treachery.

Gu jin san wen Ying yi ji

Author: David E. Pollard

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781850655374

Category: Chinese essays

Page: 372

View: 6911

This anthology presents as selection of Chinese prose compositions from the 3rd century AD to the present. The essays start from the early masters of the form, Lu Xun and Zhou Zuoren, take in the stalwarts of the middle generations, like Ye Shengtao, Zhu Ziqing, Feng Zikai, Liang Shiqiu and Liang Yuchun, and conclude with living writers who publish in Taiwan and the mainland.

Du bist der Hammer!

Hör endlich auf, an deiner Großartigkeit zu zweifeln, und beginn ein fantastisches Leben

Author: Jen Sincero

Publisher: Ariston

ISBN: 3641190665

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1095

Sind Sie zufrieden mit Ihrem Leben, so wie es ist? Oder sagen Sie: Soll’s das wirklich schon gewesen sein? Wenn Sie sich insgeheim denken, dass irgendwo Größeres auf Sie wartet, Ihnen aber noch der letzte Anstoß fehlt, um endlich die verdammte Komfortzone zu verlassen, dann sind Sie hier genau richtig. Denn Jen Sincero wird Sie packen und von der Couch ziehen, damit Sie endlich das Leben leben, auf das Sie selbst neidisch wären. Aber Vorsicht: Nach diesem Buch ist das Leben definitiv anders! Jen Sinceros eigenes Leben war lange Zeit alles andere als berauschend: Sie hangelte sich von einem schlechten Job zum nächsten, hatte nie genug Geld und fuhr ein Auto, das fast auseinanderfiel. Bis sie entschied, dass sie etwas ändern muss. Sie las gefühlt jedes Selbsthilfebuch auf dieser Welt und ging zu Seminaren, bei denen man Leute umarmen oder seine Wut an einem Kissen auslassen musste. Und – es half. Jen Sincero schrieb ihr erstes Buch und schließlich noch ein zweites, das zu einem Bestseller wurde. Sie arbeitete als Coach, gab Seminare, reiste um die Welt und sprach vor großem Publikum. Sie erreichte genau das, wovon sie immer geträumt hatte. Jetzt gibt Jen Sincero ihre Erkenntnisse und ihr Wissen weiter und zeigt, wie man die Fähigkeiten, die in einem schlummern, endlich zum Blühen bringt. Es geht darum, sich glasklar darüber zu werden, was einen glücklich macht und wobei man sich am lebendigsten fühlt, und es dann mutig umzusetzen, statt sich einzureden, man könnte es nicht schaffen. Mit viel Humor und Schlagfertigkeit gibt sie praktische Ratschläge und zeigt Übungen, die dabei helfen die Selbstsabotage zu beenden und das zu erreichen, wovon man träumt.

Furry Farewell Grief Handbook

Life and Pet Loss Coaching Growing from Grief to Greatness

Author: Dan C. Crenshaw

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477114203

Category: Self-Help

Page: 198

View: 956

The human-animal bond can seem like a magic wand. As a result, the grief from any kind of pet loss can be from mild to monstrous. This book gives you dignity when some other people may think your grief is preposterous. First, through the arduous climb out of the valley of grief, coping muscles can be strengthened. Gradually the strangling, entangled emotions can become unraveled. You can embark upon another chapter of your life without feeling bedeviled. Life coping skills can spawn as your mourning becomes virtually gone. You can gradually move from grief to greatness as your grief subsides and transitions into a song. As a result, this is both a pet loss and life-coaching book. Healing and inspiration can help you integrate pet loss coping skills into your life as a whole. Then your lifestyle can become more creative and bold.

The Pathway to Greatness

How to Become Great

Author: Godsword Godswill Onu

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765910804

Category: Religion

Page: 301

View: 5844

No one is great but God; for what is man, who dies the moment his breath is gone from him? But God can make you ‘great’ in the sense of making you outstanding and highly placed among men. And you must know that without God, you cannot achieve anything; therefore all glory and praise must go to God for whatever He accomplishes (or helps you to accomplish) in your life or ministry. It is not of him who runs nor of him who wills, but of the Lord God Almighty, Who shows mercy, gives grace, and sustains life! Speaking to David, God said, “I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people Israel. And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a name like the name of the great men who are on the earth” (1 Chron. 17:7-8). God can make you great and distinguished among men, as long as you recognize that man is nothing before God.