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RT @ashokaus: interesting read #Scalingup Business Solutions to Social Problems - #socent t.co/o6KwzgrkHe

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RT @ashokaus: interesting read #Scalingup Business Solutions to Social Problems - #socent t.co/o6KwzgrkHe

Callum Laing
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Sparking loads of ideas. Pity my team next week! #scalingup thanks @pauldunn

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To get to 10 staff delegate activities ur weak at. To get to 50, delegate those that ur strong at #scalingup

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MUST READ #Scalingup Business Solutions to Social Problems - @HYSTRAinsights O Kayser & Ashoka's V Budinich #socent t.co/jGujcdlcM6

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MUST READ #Scalingup Business Solutions to Social Problems - @HYSTRAinsights O Kayser & Ashoka's V Budinich #socent t.co/jGujcdlcM6

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Behind the MOOC: #Scalingup Your Venture. Great work by @stanfordbiz video team t.co/ExJLgpoay1

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"Scaling as Addition and Subtraction: Miller’s Magical Number & the "Five Rocks" at BuildDirect #scalingup t.co/vAmHiYTi3y

Nouvelle Leçon parue dans @LEXPRESS: "Les meilleurs pratiques du secteur privé sont valables pour la BoP" t.co/UKEjbnZ9WS #ScalingUp

#scalingup social business is a moral imperative but requires large corporations to #rethink their business @ashoka t.co/7ljPQUj2wo

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Just got off the phone with my new business coach and mentor and things are about to get even more serious. #ScalingUp

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The One Thing Every Leader Needs to Learn: How to Scale Change #scalingup t.co/yDPezom3gV via @firstround

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Transformative Scale: Executive Summary of 9 strategies that work #scalingup t.co/FBOnLkMCcM

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Transformative Scale: Executive Summary of 9 strategies that work #scalingup t.co/FBOnLkMCcM

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The CEO of the future is a designer-in-chief, says @WolffOlins t.co/bau98HWdtu by @ctrlzee via @FastCoDesign

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How to tell if you’re a jerk at work t.co/SehPGrQB0P via @WSJ

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people who are overassertive are especially unlikely to hear direct feedback from... who wants to tell a jerk that they’re a jerk?

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How bad behavior undermines meetings Wise advice from @rgmcgrath t.co/mJYTEAHQyj via @WSJ

Ian P. McCarthy
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“Change is the essential process of all existence” — Spock

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How Adobe's Kickbox experiment lets employees test their innovations t.co/gXKSm3pbzE

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New research finds coffee is good for you in these 5 ways t.co/fHc0vNyq6J @bizzwriter

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Top employment experts tell you how to get what you want at work -- e.g., avoid saying maybe t.co/tQ2BkU1MCQ @stanfordbiz

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As software eats more of what constitutes a car, soon, there will be a revision of who an OEM is and who a supplier.
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Behind the MOOC: #Scalingup Your Venture. Great work by @stanfordbiz video team t.co/ExJLgpoay1

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"Scaling as Addition and Subtraction: Miller’s Magical Number & the "Five Rocks" at BuildDirect #scalingup t.co/vAmHiYTi3y

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What is the life expectancy of your company? t.co/CXfOstMmxV

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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.