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EsperantoXL
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Zo werken wij aan onze groeiambities. t.co/OjSODUa8Rp #scalingup #Groei #Doel #ambitie

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Aiesya Azaman
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RT HRtopic Digital Marketing Ready for day 3! Let's talk about #ScalingUp. #tcs2016 #chargedup… … t.co/JVqF5rIDXp

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Digital Marketing Ready for day 3! Let's talk about #ScalingUp. #tcs2016 #chargedupt.co/RjYEs9TI6I t.co/zNpQ1iPfss

PetroLoden
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Digital Marketing Ready for day 3! Let's talk about #ScalingUp. #tcs2016 #chargedupt.co/E2U8fc0sJU t.co/U3MDat7dh2

#Scalingup your business with @pilgrimbeart, the man who sold his #IoT startup AlertMe for $100m t.co/GoCCHSBhJw

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#Scalingup your business with @pilgrimbeart, the man who sold his #IoT startup AlertMe for $100m t.co/GoCCHSBhJw

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Pieter van Osch
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ik hoor net dat de Masterclass #ScalingUp van 18 februari helemaal uitverkocht is. -- t.co/Kp2clhanjL #RockefellerHabits

#Scalingup your business with @pilgrimbeart, the man who sold his #IoT startup AlertMe for $100m t.co/GoCCHSBhJw

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Bonnie Koenig
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Has #networking changed our approach to global growth & impact? t.co/nkLQUDpRBC #NGOs #NPOs #scalingup

Enter Cerebrum
@EnterCerebrum

Concept of #growth is as ambiguous as concept of #money . #scalingup t.co/yUdQXkUT5m

Brenda Mallett
@SociallyBrenda

Yes, but didn't get my #ScalingUp book signed! t.co/QRNsQ5VWRA

#Scalingup your business with @pilgrimbeart, the man who sold his #IoT startup AlertMe for $100m t.co/GoCCHSBhJw

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#Scalingup your business with @pilgrimbeart, the man who sold his #IoT startup AlertMe for $100m t.co/GoCCHSBhJw

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#Scalingup your business with @pilgrimbeart, the man who sold his #IoT startup AlertMe for $100m t.co/GoCCHSBhJw

Jeff McMaster
@JSMcMaster

Individuals/orgs with too many priorities have no priorities & risk spinning their wheels & accomplishing nothing of significance #ScalingUp

EsperantoXL
@Esperantoxl

Zo werken wij aan onze groeiambities. t.co/OjSODUa8Rp #scalingup #Groei #Doel #ambitie

Bob Sutton
@work_matters

More @beckykanis #scalingup wisdom: Create a recognition economy. When it comes to credit, ‘tis better to give than to receive.

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Stanford eCorner
@ECorner

Now live tweeting #StanfordETL w/ @Dharmesh Shah, Co-Founder @HubSpot, till 5:30pm. Thanks @DFJvc! #startup #culture t.co/faNXuy1t3z

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Bob Sutton
@work_matters

Check out the late JR Hackman's 6 myths about team performance,compact summary of a lifetime of research t.co/VIo7ZyJnIO

Bob Sutton
@work_matters

JR Hackman on team effectiveness:condition-creating accounts for 60% of performance, team launch 30%, real-time coaching 10%.

Daniel Pink
@DanielPink

“Achievement motivation … can crowd out originality: the more you value achievement, the more you come to dread failure.” - @adammgrant

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Adam Grant
@AdamMGrant

It's never too late to be original. Many artists, scientists, composers do great work in 50s, 60s, beyond
#Originals t.co/kpmy0djROq

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Eric Ries
@ericries

Has Lean Startup Methodology Changed Since I Worked at IMVU? | Barron Ernst | LinkedIn t.co/6KS0ZkFVeG

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Social Innovation
@SSIReview

Sacha Litman says the trick is to get data and anecdote to work together, rather than in conflict #DataonPurpose t.co/ZRTOinPPL3

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Bob Sutton
@work_matters

More @beckykanis #scalingup wisdom: Create a recognition economy. When it comes to credit, ‘tis better to give than to receive.

Bob Sutton
@work_matters

Relentlessly focus on beneficiaries,not your boss or people writing checks.“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you…nibble.”@beckykanis

Bob Sutton
@work_matters

I am tickled to be teaching #scalingup with @beckykanis @StanfordBiz, she led the 100,000 homes campaign t.co/VjHMEwqRbW

Bob Sutton
@work_matters

Exciting & scary! @IDEO, Silicon Valley's most influential design firm, sells a minority stake t.co/xYV2Ute18i @DianaBudds

Bob Sutton
@work_matters

How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic t.co/E9iZzTZCF9 @MCKINSEY

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huggyrao
@huggyrao

do check out the piece by @work_matters on the evolution of our scaling mooc; t.co/Qlo4wjZLUY

huggyrao
@huggyrao

The challenge of a successful organization: how to organize processes by which the organization can doubt itself.

huggyrao
@huggyrao

A gem on scaling from a CEO: scaling not only involves planting the flag but also building the road !

huggyrao
@huggyrao

Do you agree with this metric? New outsider CEO's ought to piss off at least 30 % of employees if they are to turn around a firm.

huggyrao
@huggyrao

here is a quick behind the scenes look at our MOOC on scaling. Please check out t.co/Np3LZgiOrR

huggyrao
@huggyrao

am tweeting after a hiatus. happy new year to all

Bob Sutton
@work_matters

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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huggyrao
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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

huggyrao
@huggyrao

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

huggyrao
@huggyrao

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

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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.