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Recommended Reading for CEO’s of Scale Ups

One of the best ways to scale up your business is to learn from the successes and failures of others who’ve done it.  You’re not alone in your desire (or struggle) to scale and grow.  Here are some resources that have helped me grow in the areas of leadership, people, vision, strategy, execution, cash/finances, and personal development.

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Hard Thing About Hard Things Ben Horowitz
Fusion Denise LeeYohn
Uncommon Service Francis Frei
The Ultimate Question – (NPS & eNPS) Fred Reichheld
Confessions of a Pricing Man Hermann Simon
Hidden Champion of the 20th Century Hermann Simon
Good to Great Jim Collins
Turning the Flywheel – Monograph Jim Collins
Built to Last Jim Collins & Jerry Porras
Outthink the Competition Kaihan Krippendorf
Outrageous Empowerment Lovett
First Break All The Rules Marcus Buckingham
Competitive Advantage Michael Porter
The Effective Executive Peter Drucker
The Inside Advantage Robert Bloom
Exponential Organizations Salim Ismail
Start with Why Simon Sinek
The Art of War Sun Tzu
Growth IQ Tiffani Bova
Scaling Up Verne Harnish


People / Culture



Great Books on Coaching

Getting Naked Patrick Lencioni
The Coaching Habit Michael Bungay Stanier
Trillion Dollar Coach Schmidt, Rosenberg, Eagle

Great Companies/ Great Leaders/ Great Reads

Legacy James Kerr
The Ikea Edge Anders Dahlvig
The McKinsey Way Ethan Rasiel
Excellence Wins Horst Schulz
Onward Howard Schultz
Winning Jack Welch
Nuts! (Southwest Airlines) Kevin & Jackie Freiberg
Half the Sky Kristof, WuDunn
Finding My Virginity Richard Branson
Titan Ron Chernow
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson