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Read how #ukaid funded @ESSPINUKAID is #scalingup school improvement in #Nigeria @BasicEdtweets newsletter t.co/lCBLS9pCAh

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Find out how our community is #ScalingUp at this year's @CEDNC Tech Venture Conference on Sept. 15-16! Register here t.co/Kk8iDHWbdz

Anne von Aichinger
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Best video summary of #scalingup excellence with @huggyrao: See this piece by @stanfordbiz t.co/M2hIBBczEL

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@thegrowthguy’s next Scaling Up online class will be on August 26. Register Now!! t.co/7Z5Q8oZs7e #ScalingUp

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#HubAdelaide Presents: Small Biz Speed Networking, Friday, 14 August from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM t.co/Oghf6NcD2R #scalingUp #Adelaide

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#HubAdelaide Presents: Small Biz Speed Networking, Friday, 14 August from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM t.co/Oghf6NcD2R #scalingUp #Adelaide

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#HubSydney presents Lunch'n'Learn - B Ready: An Intro to B Corps, Tuesday, 25 August 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM t.co/khYPGuWEpF #scalingUp

Cambridge Education
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Read how #Camb_Ed @ESSPINUKAID is #scalingup school improvement in Nigeria in @BasicEdtweets newsletter t.co/PuXvgfvlqV

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A business #scalingup has to get creative to find people who fit the company culture and vision. #bizagileconference t.co/6H1Fwip5EB

Thomas Meloche
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When #scalingup the danger points are when you have enough people you need more structure #bizagileconference t.co/6H1Fwip5EB

Thomas Meloche
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Done correctly, #scalingup your business means you have more fun! #bizagileconference t.co/6H1Fwip5EB

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Yes @JeffreyPfeffer is right about hiearchy.People want it, need it; and it emerges in all groups t.co/dWRoIe3kUI

Bob Sutton
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Is your startup gaining traction? Congrats! Now for the real challenge—scaling it. t.co/iE52mqy9Vp via @FastCompany

Bob Sutton
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Being an asshole is a disease you catch from others: How rudeness spreads like a contagion t.co/v0gjn0Zxlh

Stanford Business
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The most disruptive changes in markets are not predicted by experts @BarnettTalks t.co/qWumabh9n7

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The New Yorker
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The tide is turning on the performance review as a useful workplace tool: t.co/vWafD9YRft

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Marc Andreessen
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It's hard to wrap one's head around how thoroughly discredited, dismissed, and ignored the Internet had become by 2004-2005. 😮

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Here is an accurate and fun graphic summary of my keynote on #scalingup excellence at @host_analytics t.co/Bm8zCbXz8q

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We are delighted to join @edcatmull on Library Journal's best 5 2014 Biz Books list #scalingup @huggyrao t.co/AcK2vDkbSI

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sherpas matter as much as stars ! see this study: backkground vocals matter for a song to become a hit t.co/obJmqNxuRB

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our mooc on scaling with @work_matters just ended. a humbling opportunity to serve 27,000 participants

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thank you for your help for our MOOC on scaling up. Both @work_matters and I were touched by the 27,000 participants

huggyrao
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In the thick of our MOOC on scaling up - amazing stories, and experiences!

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thank you all for your help! Our MOOC on scaling up without screwing up has launched with 22,000 participants

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what matters more for scaling stamina - the psychology or the anatomy or the phsyiology of the enterprise?

huggyrao
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a useful indicator of a clusterfug: ration of internal meetings/customer meetings

huggyrao
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a signal of premature scaling for young firms: too many meetings and people to check with before you roll out a product

huggyrao
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overthinking an issue can reduce your appeal and influenc.e see this cool study t.co/9eUy4tEBq2

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Scaling innovation hinges on delegation, and in turn, means scaling trust. see t.co/3CUXsgmQQo

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See the 18 factors responsible for the Lac-Megantic rail disaster in quebec. t.co/RJALsT4SyW

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When does a startup stop being a startup? For @marketplace CC: @huggyrao @ShopKeep @olkie @ElDonEsteban

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Please do check out a MOOC on #scaling up offered by @work_matters and yours truly. See t.co/S6Djzwchjt

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About the Book

Scaling Up Excellence shows what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, spread those splendid deeds, and as an organization grows bigger and older-- rather than slipping toward mediocrity or worse-- recharge it with better ways of doing the work at hand. Bestselling author Robert Sutton and his Stanford colleague Huggy Rao devoted seven years to studying how the best leaders and teams spread constructive beliefs, behaviors, and practices from those who have them to those who need them. They show what it takes to spread a mindset, not just a footprint, as a program or organization expands. Their insights are based on diverse case studies, hundreds of interviews with scaling veterans, and rigorous academic studies on organizations including Facebook, Google, Pixar, Joie de Vivre hotels, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Girl Scouts, Rocketship Charter Schools, Salesforce.com, IKEA, IDEO, U.S. Marines combat teams, JetBlue Airlines, General Electric, NASCAR pit crews at Hendricks Motorsports, and recent start-ups such as Pulse News and Bridge International Academies.


Rao and Sutton dissect the most crucial points that decision makers face, especially how to navigate the Buddhism” versus “Catholicism” continuum -- whether to encourage approaches tailored to local needs or to replicate the same practices and customs as an organization or program expands. They reveal how the best leaders and teams develop, spread, and instill the right mindsets in their people -- rather than ruining or watering down the very things that have fueled success in the past. They unpack principles that help to cascade excellence throughout an organization including link “hot causes to cool solutions” and build organizations where people feel as “I own the place and the place owns me,” and show how to eliminate destructive beliefs and behaviors to clear the way for excellence to spread.

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meet the authors

Robert I. Sutton

Robert I. Sutton is professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, where he is co-founder of the Center for Work Technology and Organizations, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and Institute of Design (“the d.school”). Sutton was named as one of 10 “B-School All-Stars” by BusinessWeek, which they described as “professors who are influencing contemporary business thinking far beyond academia. His books include The Knowing-Doing Gap (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), Weird Ideas that Work, and two New York Times bestsellers, The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss. He blogs at Work Matters and you can follow him @work_matters on Twitter.

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Huggy Rao

Huggy Rao is the Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Morgan Stanley Director for the Center for Leadership Development and Research at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he studies the social and cultural causes of organizational change. Rao’s honors include the W. Richard Scott Distinguished Award for Scholarship from the American Sociological Association and Sidney Levy Teaching Award from the Kellogg School of Management. He is the author of Market Rebels: How Activists Make or Break Radical Innovation,” which Intel’s Andy Grove praised for providing “shrewd analysis” and an “aha moment.” You can follow him @huggyrao on Twitter.

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Sutton and Rao are teaching a course on Scaling Up Excellence to Stanford graduate students and are co-founders of the first d.school executive program “Customer-focused Innovation” (with the Stanford Business School) and the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate, an online executive program.