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Scaling Up

Scaling Up

How a Few Companies Make It... and Why the Rest Don't

  • Author: Verne Harnish
  • Publisher: Select Books Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780986019524
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Offers techniques for growing a business into a dominant industry force, focusing on four important decision areas that are fundamental to successful company growth.

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm

  • Author: Verne Harnish
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781590791882
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 177
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What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous "Mastering a One Page Strategic Plan" process that has been a best-selling article on the web to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. Included is an instructive chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff, revealing winning tactics to get banks to finance your business. Lastly, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of Harnish's practical approaches.

Mastering The Rockfeller Habits

Mastering The Rockfeller Habits

  • Author: Verne Harnish
  • Publisher: Dreamtech Press
  • ISBN: 9788177228120
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  • Page: 176
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Business guru Verne Harnish's firm Gazelles has brought hundreds of businesses to fast-growth profitability. Now he shares entrepreneurial secrets in this must-read business primer. Harnish has discovered John D. Rockefeller's underlying strategy. Further study uncovered three winning habits: *Priorities: A few rules remain consistent with a firm's core values and long-term goal. Others change regularly -- what Harnish calls the Top 5 and Top 1 of 5. *Data: Key metrics should be measured over time (Smart Numbers); short-term metrics provide a tighter focus on an aspect of the business (Critical Numbers). *Rhythm: A well-organized set of meetings keep everyone aligned and accountable. In addition to case studies, a bonus chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff reveals winning tactics to get banks in competition to finance your business venture. MASTERING THE ROCKEFELLER HABITS provides necessary tools for making strategically smart decisions and for keeping everyone aligned and accountable to those decisions.

Scaling Up Excellence

Scaling Up Excellence

Getting to More Without Settling for Less

  • Author: Robert I. Sutton,Huggy Rao
  • Publisher: Crown Business
  • ISBN: 0385347030
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Wall Street Journal Bestseller "The pick of 2014's management books." –Andrew Hill, Financial Times "One of the top business books of the year." –Harvey Schacter, The Globe and Mail Bestselling author, Robert Sutton and Stanford colleague, Huggy Rao tackle a challenge that determines every organization’s success: how to scale up farther, faster, and more effectively as an organization grows. Sutton and Rao have devoted much of the last decade to uncovering what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, to help spread them, and to keep recharging organizations with ever better work practices. Drawing on inside accounts and case studies and academic research from a wealth of industries-- including start-ups, pharmaceuticals, airlines, retail, financial services, high-tech, education, non-profits, government, and healthcare-- Sutton and Rao identify the key scaling challenges that confront every organization. They tackle the difficult trade-offs that organizations must make between whether to encourage individualized 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 successful growth in the past. They unpack the principles that help to cascade excellence throughout an organization, as well as show how to eliminate destructive beliefs and behaviors that will hold them back. Scaling Up Excellence is the first major business book devoted to this universal and vexing challenge and it is destined to become the standard bearer in the field.

Scaling Up

Scaling Up

The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability

  • Author: Sean Markey,Mark Roseland
  • Publisher: Athabasca University Press
  • ISBN: 177199021X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 313
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When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such groups often participate in market-based activities to achieve their goals, they also pose an alternative to the capitalist market economy. Contributors to Scaling Up investigated innovative social economies in British Columbia and Alberta and discovered that achieving a social good through collective, grassroots enterprise resulted in a sustainable way of satisfying human needs that was also, by extension, environmentally responsible. As these case studies illustrate, organizations that are capable of harnessing the power of a social economy generally demonstrate a commitment to three outcomes: greater social justice, financial self-sufficiency, and environmental sustainability. Within the matrix of these three allied principles lie new strategic directions for the politics of sustainability. Whether they were examining attainable and affordable housing initiatives, co-operative approaches to the provision of social services, local credit unions, farmers’ markets, or community-owned power companies, the contributors found social economies providing solutions based on reciprocity and an understanding of how parts function within the whole—an understanding that is essential to sustainability. In these locally defined and controlled, democratically operated organizations we see possibilities for a more human economy that is capable of transforming the very social and technical systems that make our current way of life unsustainable.

Startup CEO

Startup CEO

A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, + Website

  • Author: Matt Blumberg
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118683153
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 400
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A definitive book for any CEO—first time or otherwise—of a high-growth company While big company CEOs are usually groomed for the job for years, startup CEOs aren't—and they're often young and relatively inexperienced in business in general. Author Matt Blumberg, a technology and marketing entrepreneur, knows this all too well. Back in 1999, he started a company called Return Path, which later became the driving force behind the creation of his blog, OnlyOnce—because "you're only a first time CEO once." Now, more than a decade later, he's written Startup CEO. As the fifth book in the StartUp Revolution series, this reliable resource is based on Blumberg's experience as a startup CEO and covers a number of issues he's faced over the dozen years he's been a CEO. Offers valuable insights into how the CEO sets the overall vision and strategy of the company and communicates it to all stakeholders Discusses how to build a company's human capital by recruiting, hiring, and retaining the very best talent Examines how a CEO must align available resources with the company's strategy in order to ensure success Addresses what it takes to master the "How" of being a CEO—from leading an executive team to managing in any type of market Engaging and informative, this book is essential reading for any, and every, CEO.

Scaling Up Machine Learning

Scaling Up Machine Learning

Parallel and Distributed Approaches

  • Author: Ron Bekkerman,Mikhail Bilenko,John Langford
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521192242
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 475
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This integrated collection covers a range of parallelization platforms, concurrent programming frameworks and machine learning settings, with case studies.

Scaling Up, Scaling Down

Scaling Up, Scaling Down

Overcoming Malnutrition in Developing Countries

  • Author: Thomas J. Marchione
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9789057005473
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 292
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The individual and institutional capacities required for the prevention and reduction of nutritional insecurity and hunger in lesser-developed countries as the twenty-first century approaches are identified in this book. Household nutritional "security" can be defined as the successful The essays in this book champion the idea of increasing, or scaling up, grass roots operations to provide nutritional security, while scaling down the efforts of national and international institutions. Scaling up involves strengthening local capacities to improve and expand upon current successful programs by building upon existing local culture and organizations. This, in turn, enables the programs to strengthen relationships with national governments, international bilateral/multilateral donors, as well as non-governmental organizations. Scaling down concerns the ways and means by which these various organizations encourage and complement the local development. Therefore, as local capacities are scaled up, the national/international control over decisions and functions is, ideally, scaled down. The volume also directly addresses the resultant complication: how to create programs that are both culturally specific and that will flourish well into the future.

Scaling Up Success

Scaling Up Success

Lessons from Technology-Based Educational Improvement

  • Author: Chris Dede,James P. Honan,Laurence C. Peters
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111917788X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 570
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Drawing from the information presented at conference sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium, leading educators, researchers, and policymakers, Scaling Up Success translate, theory into practice and provide, a hands-on resource that clearly describes different models for “scaling up” success. This important resource is filled with illustrative examples of best practices that are grounded in real-life case studies of technology-based educational innovation3⁄4from networking a failing school district in New Jersey to using computer visualization to teach scientific inquiry in Chicago. Scaling Up Success show how the lessons learned from technology-based educational innovation can be applied to other school improvement efforts.

Scaling Up Health Service Delivery

Scaling Up Health Service Delivery

From Pilot Innovations to Policies and Programmes

  • Author: Ruth Simmons,Peter Fajans,Laura Ghiron
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
  • ISBN: 9241563516
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 183
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"The focus here is on ways to increase impact of health service innovations that have been tested in pilot or experimental projects so as to benefit more people and to foster policy and programme development on a lasting, sustainable basis." -- p.i Preface.

Scaling Up in Agriculture, Rural Development, and Nutrition

Scaling Up in Agriculture, Rural Development, and Nutrition

  • Author: Johannes F. Linn
  • Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • ISBN: 089629675X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 48
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Scaling Up

Scaling Up

The Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Rise of a New Profession

  • Author: Colin Divall,Sean F. Johnston
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9789048156061
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 350
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Chemical engineering - as a recognised skill in the workplace, as an academic discipline, and as an acknowledged profession - is scarcely a century old. Yet from a contested existence before the First World War, chemical engineering had become one of the 'big four' engineering professions in Britain, and a major contributor to Western economies, by the end of the twentieth century. The subject had distinct national trajectories. In Britain - too long seen as shaped by American experiences - the emergence of recognised chemical engineers was the result of professional aspirations and contingency, and shaped by a shifting ecology of institutions, firms and government. Drawing upon extensive archival research, this book examines the evolution of technical practice, working environment and social interactions of chemical engineering. It will be of considerable interest to historians, sociologists of the professions, and to practitioners themselves.

Social Selling Mastery

Social Selling Mastery

Scaling Up Your Sales and Marketing Machine for the Digital Buyer

  • Author: Jamie Shanks
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119280737
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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A concrete framework for engaging today's buyer and building relationships Social Selling Mastery provides a key resource for sales and marketing professionals seeking a better way to connect with today's customer. Author Jamie Shanks has personally built Social Selling solutions in nearly every industry, and in this book, he shows you how to capture the mindshare of business leadership and turn relationships into sales. The key is to reach the buyer where they're conducting due diligence—online. The challenge is then to strike the right balance, and be seen as a helpful resource that can guide the buyer toward their ideal solution. This book presents a concrete Social Selling curriculum that teaches you everything you need to know in order to leverage the new business environment into top sales figures. Beginning with the big picture and gradually honing the focus, you'll learn the techniques that will change your entire approach to the buyer. Social Selling is not social media marketing. It's a different approach, more one-to-one rather than one-to-many. It's these personal relationships that build revenue, and this book helps you master the methods today's business demands. Reach and engage customers online Provide value and insight into the buying process Learn more effective Social Selling tactics Develop the relationships that lead to sales Today's buyers are engaging sales professionals much later in the buying process, but 74 percent of deals go to the sales professional who was first to engage the buyer and provide helpful insight. The sales community has realized the need for change—top performers have already leveraged Social Selling as a means of engagement, but many more are stuck doing "random acts of social," unsure of how to proceed. Social Selling Mastery provides a bridge across the skills gap, with essential guidance on selling to the modern buyer.

Scaling Up

Scaling Up

How a Few Companies Make It…And Why the Rest Don’t by Verne Harnish | Key Takeaways & Analysis

  • Author: Instaread
  • Publisher: Instaread
  • ISBN: 1944195696
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 40
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Scaling Up by Verne Harnish | Key Takeaways & Analysis Preview: Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t is a guide for growing businesses successfully and profitably. It is the 2014 sequel to Mastering the Rockefeller Habits (2002), a book which derives contemporary business advice from the management style of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil. Some of the material from Rockefeller Habits is repeated in this volume, but a reader does not need to read that book to understand the concepts discussed in this one… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of Scaling Up: · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Scaling it up

  • Author: E. Lisa F. Schipper,Jessica Ayers,Hannah Reid,Saleemul Huq,Atiq Rahman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136252363
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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As climate change adaptation rises up the international policy agenda, matched by increasing funds and frameworks for action, there are mounting questions over how to ensure the needs of vulnerable people on the ground are met. Community-based adaptation (CBA) is one growing proposal that argues for tailored support at the local level to enable vulnerable people to identify and implement appropriate community-based responses to climate change themselves. Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Scaling it up explores the challenges for meeting the scale of the adaptation challenge through CBA. It asks the fundamental questions: How can we draw replicable lessons to move from place-based projects towards more programmatic adaptation planning? How does CBA fit with larger scale adaptation policy and programmes? How are CBA interventions situated within the institutions that enable or undermine adaptive capacity? Combining the research and experience of prominent adaptation and development theorists and practitioners, this book presents cutting edge knowledge that moves the debate on CBA forward towards effective, appropriate, and ‘scaled-up’ adaptive action.

Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance

Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance

Staying the Course

  • Author: Alexander S. Preker,Marianne E. Lindner,Dov Chernichovsky,Onno P. Schellekens
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821385798
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 778
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This book presents an in-depth review on the role of health care financing in improving access for low-income populations to needed care, protecting them from the impoverishing effects of illness, and addressing the important issues of social exclusion in government financed programs.

Institutionalizing Health and Education for All

Institutionalizing Health and Education for All

Global Goals, Innovations, and Scaling Up

  • Author: Colette Chabbott
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807773441
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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Health for All and Education for All have been rallying cries for a host of international development activities for more than a quarter century. Where did these global goals come from? Why have the health goals seemingly advanced so much faster than those in education? In this book, author Colette Chabbott explores the foundational role that international development organizations and the innovations they champion have played in shaping and advancing such goals. Chabbott demonstrates the importance of science and measurement in rendering some innovations more universal and compelling than others. Her analysis includes in-depth case studies of innovations developed at the grassroots and scaled up at the national and international levels by the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research and by BRAC, once a Bangladeshi now a major international NGO. These studies all suggest that greater investment in new types of education research, based in the Third World, but with strong ties to research centers of international scope in the First World, are likely the prerequisites for achieving better, cheaper, faster universal education. This important book will provoke scholars, students, and international development practitioners to think more deeply about the cultural and scientific underpinnings of education and international development. The author’s careful analyses are particularly needed as the international community defines new global goals for the post-2015 era. Book Features: Introduces the key international organizations and movements in the field of education for development. Provides a unique interpretation of the many tensions that characterize the field: government vs. non-government organizations; institutions vs. actors; and loose coupling between policies and action. Addresses the current debate about research methods in education, including quantitative indicators, randomized controlled trials, and case studies. Identifies new activities and potential directions related to the global goals phenomenon. “This is that rare book, one that is grounded in decades of policy experiences in the international development field, yet is also theoretically motivated.” —From the Foreword by Francisco O. Ramirez “Colette Chabbott brings years of development experience and exacting sociological analysis to challenge status quo understandings about the world development enterprise in this unique, ambitious, and important book.” —David P. Baker, professor of education and sociology, Penn State University, and author of The Schooled Society “In a masterful review of more than 50 years of global interventions aimed at achieving Education and Health for All, Chabbott utilizes the best in institutional theory and comparative analysis to provide a thought-provoking account of the organizational and institutional dynamics that structure, shape, and limit our ability to achieve some of the world’s most compelling goals.” —Karen Mundy, president, Comparative and International Education Society

Data Algorithms

Data Algorithms

Recipes for Scaling Up with Hadoop and Spark

  • Author: Mahmoud Parsian
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1491906154
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 778
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If you are ready to dive into the MapReduce framework for processing large datasets, this practical book takes you step by step through the algorithms and tools you need to build distributed MapReduce applications with Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark. Each chapter provides a recipe for solving a massive computational problem, such as building a recommendation system. You’ll learn how to implement the appropriate MapReduce solution with code that you can use in your projects. Dr. Mahmoud Parsian covers basic design patterns, optimization techniques, and data mining and machine learning solutions for problems in bioinformatics, genomics, statistics, and social network analysis. This book also includes an overview of MapReduce, Hadoop, and Spark. Topics include: Market basket analysis for a large set of transactions Data mining algorithms (K-means, KNN, and Naive Bayes) Using huge genomic data to sequence DNA and RNA Naive Bayes theorem and Markov chains for data and market prediction Recommendation algorithms and pairwise document similarity Linear regression, Cox regression, and Pearson correlation Allelic frequency and mining DNA Social network analysis (recommendation systems, counting triangles, sentiment analysis)

Getting to Scale

Getting to Scale

How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People

  • Author: Laurence Chandy,Akio Hosono,Homi Kharas,Johannes Linn
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 0815724209
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 383
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The global development community is teeming with different ideas and interventions to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. Whether these succeed in having a transformative impact depends not just on their individual brilliance but on whether they can be brought to a scale where they reach millions of poor people. Getting to Scale explores what it takes to expand the reach of development solutions beyond an individual village or pilot program so they serve poor people everywhere. Each chapter documents one or more contemporary case studies, which together provide a body of evidence on how scale can be pursued. The book suggests that the challenge of scaling up can be divided into two solutions: financing interventions at scale, and managing delivery to large numbers of beneficiaries. Neither governments, donors, charities, nor corporations are usually capable of overcoming these twin challenges alone, indicating that partnerships are key to success. Scaling up is mission critical if extreme poverty is to be vanquished in our lifetime. Getting to Scale provides an invaluable resource for development practitioners, analysts, and students on a topic that remains largely unexplored and poorly understood. Contributors: Tessa Bold (Goethe University, Frankfurt), Wolfgang Fengler (World Bank, Nairobi), David Gartner (Arizona State University), Shunichiro Honda (JICA Research Institute), Michael Joseph (Vodafone), Hiroshi Kato (JICA), Mwangi Kimenyi (Brookings), Michael Kubzansky (Monitor Inclusive Markets), Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi), Jane Nelson (Harvard Kennedy School), Alice Ng'ang'a (Strathmore University, Nairobi), Justin Sandefur (Center for Global Development), Pauline Vaughan (consultant), Chris West (Shell Foundation)

Scaling Up:

Scaling Up:

A Research Agenda for Software Engineering

  • Author: Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309041317
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 100
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Large and growing opportunity costs are resulting from the inability to produce sophisticated, reliable software in a timely manner. Software engineering presents stubborn problems, but in this book, a group of experts suggest several constructive directions for research. Together, they support the need for greater interaction between researchers and practitioners and more aggressive efforts to share and reuse software engineering knowledge.