“Like a Virgin”
by Richard Branson
Sept. 25, 2012
It’s business school, the Branson way. Whether you’re interested in starting your own business, improving your leadership skills, or simply looking for inspiration from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, Richard Branson has the answers.
“Like a Virgin” brings together some of his best advice, distilling the experiences and insights that have made him one of the world’s most recognized and respected business leaders.
In his trademark thoughtful and encouraging voice, Branson shares his knowledge like a close friend. He’ll teach you how to be more innovative, how to lead by listening, how to enjoy your work, and much more.
In hindsight, Branson is thankful he never went to business school. Had he conformed to the conventional dos and don’ts of starting a business, would there have been a Virgin Records? A Virgin Atlantic? So many of Branson’s achievements are due to his unyielding determination to break the rules and rewrite them himself.
“Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)”
by Verne Harnish
Oct. 21, 2014
It’s been more than a decade since Verne Harnish’s best-selling book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” was first released. “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t” is the first major revision of this business classic. In “Scaling Up,” Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. These approaches have been honed from more than three decades of advising tens of thousands of CEOs and executives and helping them navigate the increasing complexities (and weight) that come with scaling up a venture. This book is written so everyone — from frontline employees to senior executives — can get aligned in contributing to the growth of a firm. There’s no reason to do it alone, yet many top leaders feel like they are the ones dragging the rest of the organization up the S-curve of growth. The goal of this book is to help you turn what feels like an anchor into wind at your back — creating a company where the team is engaged; the customers are doing your marketing; and everyone is making money. ♦