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Para escalar tu negocio necesitas: estrategia, dice Verne Harnish, autor de #ScalingUp t.co/yvjI4ua3nY t.co/XN5SjtNApU

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Para escalar tu negocio necesitas: estrategia, dice Verne Harnish, autor de #ScalingUp t.co/yvjI4ua3nY t.co/XN5SjtNApU

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Is your core purpose clear to all the people, partners, and customers that your company touches? #strategy #scalingup #rockefellerhabits

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Is your core purpose clear to all the people, partners, and customers that your company touches? #strategy #scalingup #rockefellerhabits

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Para escalar tu negocio necesitas: estrategia, dice Verne Harnish, autor de #ScalingUp t.co/yvjI4ua3nY t.co/XN5SjtNApU

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Il capo di @europainitalia Beatrice #Covassi sostiene l'importanza dello #scalingup dell'eccellenza italiana @SapienzaRoma @fp7sunrise

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Il capo di @europainitalia Beatrice #Covassi sostiene l'importanza dello #scalingup dell'eccellenza italiana @SapienzaRoma @fp7sunrise

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Growing Your #Business In Any Economy | Amazing insight via Kristina Bouweiri, CEO @restonlimo t.co/T55vySYf7U #ScalingUp #podcast

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wil je als ambitieuze ondernemer weten waar je staat? Doe mee aan het Groeipanel - t.co/zKiTrzQoBs #ScalingUp

Harsh Mariwala
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Hire the right talent; assign roles on their strengths; create the bond and openness with processes to get results #scalingup #entrepreneur

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Hire the right talent; assign roles on their strengths; create the bond and openness with processes to get results #scalingup #entrepreneur

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uitstekend artikel: 4 Systems Jack Daly Says You Must Have to Build an Amazing Culture -- t.co/jCCG4l3Ock #people #ScalingUp

Endeavor Mexico
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Para escalar tu negocio necesitas: estrategia, dice Verne Harnish, autor de #ScalingUp t.co/yvjI4ua3nY t.co/XN5SjtNApU

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Endeavor Mexico
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Para escalar tu negocio necesitas: estrategia, dice Verne Harnish, autor de #ScalingUp t.co/yvjI4ua3nY t.co/XN5SjtNApU

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Endeavor Mexico
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Para escalar tu negocio necesitas: estrategia, dice Verne Harnish, autor de #ScalingUp t.co/yvjI4ua3nY t.co/XN5SjtNApU

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Endeavor Mexico
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Para escalar tu negocio necesitas: estrategia, dice Verne Harnish, autor de #ScalingUp t.co/yvjI4ua3nY t.co/XN5SjtNApU

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Endeavor Mexico
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Para escalar tu negocio necesitas: estrategia, dice Verne Harnish, autor de #ScalingUp t.co/yvjI4ua3nY t.co/XN5SjtNApU

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Ian P. McCarthy
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The shift from marketers power to customer power t.co/27A6n5PSOM

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Minimalist, anonymous rooms are probably not a good place to do teamwork t.co/kIuXrsQTfX

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BPS Research Digest
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No, being kind to yourself does not make you weak or immodest t.co/Jnl7Rn6jpe t.co/V0w0Wp4c1v

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Daniel Pink
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Want employees to be more productive? Steal their chairs. t.co/akJ2LRb5Ty via @qz

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@work_matters My 1st podcast episode:A story of a Workplace Asshole,featuring a real workplace asshole's perspective.t.co/nWyWl1PpXH

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What my three years at @netflix taught me about scaling a startup: t.co/jUqzEGjy5T by @atseitlin via @FastCompany /

Teresa Amabile
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Unethical amnesia: Why we tend to forget our own bad behavior. t.co/wHwyUQ1ufo #psychology #ethics via @HarvardHBS #hbswk

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LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines t.co/8obxBXxvO6 t.co/Wa4IvgWoyY

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Greg Satell
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Apple Is Not The Next Blackberry, It's The Next Toyota via @forbes t.co/iBAtXZn7mn cc: @marcoarment

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Maria Popova
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“I was pretty mad but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically.” Steinbeck's dog eats his manuscript t.co/eMxGsVfD7P

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Philip E. Tetlock
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The master of clarity captures the essence of "superforecasting."
Don't confuse openmindedness with emptyheadedness t.co/k2sGP9WvPe

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Conway's Law! How Your Startup's Org Chart Changes Your Product, Not sure it is true, but sounds so cool t.co/yrMQ3WAFNg

Stanford Engineering
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VIDEO: Most of what you know about concussion is wrong: t.co/nHzrVCCbUR #TEDxStanford

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

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

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

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

huggyrao
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am tweeting after a hiatus. happy new year to all

Bob Sutton
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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

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

huggyrao
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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

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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.