Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less

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For the past seven years authors Sutton and Rao have been brooding over the mysteries of Scaling, which they define as spreading a “pocket of goodness” throughout a business or organization. Their study takes them far beyond the campus of Stanford University into the beehives of some of the world’s most dynamic corporations. What they learned and offer to us in this one-of-a-kind book proves that no single cookie-cutter pattern exists for creating scaling magic. Nevertheless, the insights gained help explain why so often the best genius remains log jammed within the bureaucracy of some organizations, while going viral in others.llThe list of companies detailed is far too numerous to list here – Google, Facebook, Mozilla, Jet Blue, Kaiser Permanente, Pixar, to name a few, but the authors continue to refer back to one example in comparison to another allows the lessons of each story to sink deeper. Best of all, the size of the company doesn’t prevent even a single cubical worker from germinating a successful idea that can change an entire industry, if only the conditions are ripe.


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Author Robert I. Sutton, Huggy Rao
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Crown Business
Publish Date 2014-Feb-04
ISBN 9780385347020
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Issue May 2014
Category Business & Investing
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