Posts filtered by tags: John Ratliff[x]


 

Nike Inspire; Staring Down the Wolf; #1 Focus; What Leaders Do

Interesting times – hope we can help you remain calm and keep moving forward. A group of CEOs did make it down for our CEO Boot Camp and it’s been highly productive.  Here are some insights/opportunities to do just that – and remain productive yourself.  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. Staring down the wolf means facing your deepest negative conditioned qualities, or fears, and the...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Navy, Nike, Cnn, Dave, Wolf, Mark, Mark Devine, Navy SEAL Team, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Ken Wilbur, Verne, Exponential Organization, Dave Kurlan


Two Icons Die; Simon’s Infinite Game; Amazing Talent; Messengers

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. From the day I joined GE to the day I was named CEO, 20 years later, my bosses cautioned me about my candor. I was labeled abrasive and consistently warned my candor would soon get in the way of my career... and I'm telling you that it was candor that helped make it work.   former GE CEO Jack Welch Latest Scale...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Ge, Steve Martin, Houston, Steve, Joe, Simon Sinek, Simon, Coe, Ewing, Jack Welch, Texaco, Wichita State University, Better Book Club, John Ratliff


The Motive; Buffett’s Letter; Southland Trailer; Adrian Wall

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. One of the main responsibilities of a leader is to confront difficult, awkward issues quickly and with clarity, charity, and resolve.   Patrick Lencioni author of The Motive Latest ScaleUp News -- Microsoft Launches Scaleup Initiative in India; Shift Away from Culture of Personality; Amazon Opens First...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Microsoft, India, America, Warren, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Seattle, Berkshire, Buffett, Pat, Brad, U S Treasury, Jeanne, Alberta Canada


Wisdom of the Loud; Vote First; 100 Best; Sumo Advantage

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. We replaced a language of “prove and perform” with a language of “improve and learn.”   David Marquet author of Leadership is Language Latest ScaleUp News -- The Customer Funded Business in 2020; Legal Software Firm hits AUD$450 Million Thanks to BHAG and Scaling Up; Screening Job Applicants with AI –...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, David, Hilton, Marriott, Dallas, Fortune, Santa Fe, Atlassian, Hyatt, Bernie, Kimpton, Coe, Pittsburgh Penquins, David Marquet, Better Book Club


Zuckerberg’s Priority; BackRub & Burbn; 3 Strategies for Women

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. …while I’m glad I did annual challenges over the last decade, it’s time to do something different. This decade I’m going to take a longer-term focus.   Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO 3 Strategies Women Can Use to Be Heard at Work -- This Fortune article details three ways women can deal with mansplaining, bropr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Leadership, Instagram, Australia, Sydney, Shark Tank, Odeo, Zuckerberg, Max, Ben, Bill Gallagher, Better Book Club, John Ratliff


Brilliant 3-minutes; Ruthless to Win; Mike Pearson; For Women Only?

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. Community Engagement, Earth-friendly usage of materials, Fair Compensation including profit-sharing, medical benefits and 401Ks, Financial Literacy and Debt Counseling and Sustainable Forestry Initiatives. All of these were guiding principles for how we operated.   Mike Pearson, founder Union Packaging   I pu...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Leadership, Cisco, Eu, George Carlin, Dallas, Philadelphia, Boris Johnson, Fda, Mcdonalds, Erik, Mike, Keyser, Brexit Britain, Mike Pearson


Guru Dies; Best Strategy Question; 12 minutes; How You Measure Your Life

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. The relationships you have with family and close friends are going to be the most important sources of happiness in your life. But you have to be careful…   Clayton Christensen from How Will You Measure Your Life? “Jobs to be Done” Strategy Guru Passes Away at 67 -- The world lost one of the top busine...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Leadership, Steve Jobs, Intel, Andy Grove, Clayton, Clayton Christensen, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Innovator 's Dilemma The


Like Teen Sex; 4 Biggest CEO Threats; Bezos Hacked; Prime Data Win – and Lessons!

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. A.I. is like teenage sex. Everyone says they’re doing it, and nobody really knows what it is.”   Frida Polli, CEO Pymetrics, as quoted in Fortune Latest ScaleUp News -- Plant Based Player Califia Raises $222 Million; Fortnite Becomes Official High School and College Sport; US Funds Going to Europe – t...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Leadership, US, Unilever, Hilton, Jeff Bezos, Usa Today, Pepsico, Steve, Textio, Robert, Jeff, Wayfair, Bezos, Kraft Heinz


Economic Terrorist; Five Voices; Banish Sloppiness; Jan 22 One-Page Vision Summary Webinar

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. One of the things that I've learned from every single athlete that I've interviewed, male or female, is they had tenacity. They weren't going to give up. Even if they got knocked down, they were going to keep meeting those challenges.   Kate Delaney, Sports Broadcaster Latest ScaleUp News -- Why Br...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Leadership, Britain, United States, Dallas, Warren Buffett, Lebron James, Kate, Richard, Daniel, Danaher, Haas, Steelcase, ROHM, Better Book Club


15 Potential IPOs; Bailey Book; Biggest Biz Deals; #1 Lesson to $14 billion

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine .   John C. Maxwell as quoted in Vitamin B (For Business) Latest ScaleUp News -- Airbnb, Gitlab and 13 other unicorn startups potentially going public; Micro...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Microsoft, Africa, Steve, Todd Mckinnon, Todd, John C Maxwell, Bailey, Bill Gallagher, Andy Bailey, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Steve Hall, Amazon Associate


Dog Died, Marriage in Trouble; Five-Year Turnaround; Trillion Dollar Biz; Feb 10 Sydney

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. After 10 years in business, our tutoring company, SurePrep Learning goes under after the elimination of a federal tutoring program. We are forced to lay off 22 beloved team members. My mom passes away. Our dog dies in a tragic accident. We have marital issues at home. I am hanging on by a thread.   The Rest of David Dodge’s...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Leadership, California, Sydney, Time Magazine, Icc, Shark Tank, DUBLIN Ireland, Google Facebook, SBA, Bill Gallagher, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Katica Roy


#1 Investment; #1 Biz Book; Top 5 Biz Books; Leaving a Legacy

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. …your culture is how your company makes decisions when you’re not there…   Ben Horowitz, author What You Do Is Who You Are Latest ScaleUp News -- 5 Top Business Books 2019; Record Unicorns Birthed in 2019 (66); On-Demand Delivery Startup Glovo Over $1 Billion Valuation – this news and more at ...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Cnn, Ben Horowitz, Ritz Carlton, Horst, Horst Schulze, Jeff Hoffman, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Growth Institute, Biz Books, Markets Health Society Tech


Businessperson of the Decade; $2 Trillion First; Equality = Innovation; Women of Color Entrepreneur Scholarships

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. …(an) innovation mindset is six times higher in the most-equal cultures than in the least-equal ones.   Accenture’s Report on Equality Latest ScaleUp News -- Jeff Bezos Named Businessperson of the Decade; UK’s 10 Fastest Scaleups; Scaleups Thrive in Australia’s Wollongong Region – this news and more at ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Leadership, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Accenture, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Aramco, Julia, Alan Murray, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Doug Rose, Wollongong Region


Google Founders Leave; Shocking Rules; Culture DOESN’T Eat Strategy; Dec 9 OPSP Webinar

Dear ScaleUps, Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. …your culture is how your company makes decisions when you’re not there…   Ben Horowitz, author What You Do Is Who You Are Latest ScaleUp News -- A small tech company tried it all to stop employee turnover. Only one thing worked (you’ll be surprised by the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Leadership, India, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Sydney, Ben Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Lazard, Zuckerberg, Ny Times, Ben


2 Fire Questions; Bad Family Analogy; Businessperson of the Year; Bill Gates

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.   Nelson Mandela as quoted in Fortune Should They Stay or Should They Go? 2 Questions -- A family business was having problems with an external Managing Director until our Scaling Up Certified coach Omar Hikal convinced the chairman to let him...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Leadership, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Harvard, Egypt, Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Forbes, Dec, Omar, Nadella, Denise Lee Yohn


Egen’s 5; What is FGF; Telecom Ripoff; Bloomberg Keynote; Anton Passed

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. “If companies are winning new customers, the team get new opportunities (and) that is what is going to create a great culture.”   Raghu Potini, Egen Latest ScaleUp News -- 5 Strategies for Scaling Rapidly; Strategic Insights for Scaling (Verne interviews 3 UK Entrepreneurs at Bloomberg Summit); 10 Deep Tech Sc...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Europe, UK, London, Leadership, Congress, US, Bloomberg, Chicago, Dec, Ny Times, Tom, PAUL, Dell EMC, Inc


4-Day Workweek Works; Kanban FastCap Style; Deal on SEALFIT Training

Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. Amazing (free) video. This is the PERFECT tutorial for any company wishing to implement a Kanban system. You don't need anything else.   Bruce Ennis, BE Quality Latest ScaleUp News -- 10 German Scaleups; Investment in European Scaleups Quadruples; India-based Delhivery Using Electric Vehicles and Drones – this news and more...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, London, Leadership, Microsoft, India, Cnn, New Zealand, Toyota, Westminster, Nz, Dec, Mark, Westminster City Council, TVNZ, Bruce Ennis


McKinsey’s CEO Checklist; How Leaders Coach; Elder vs Elderly; Jan 14 – 17 One Seat Left

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. An effective manager-as-coach asks questions instead of providing answers, supports employees instead of judging them, and facilitates their development instead of dictating what has to be done.   HBR article “The Leader as Coach” The Worst and Best Halloween Candy -- I agree with the #1 best, but the new #1 w...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Shanghai, Mckinsey, Dec, Ritz Carlton, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Preston Kuo, Verne, Steve Hall, Modern Elder Academy, Airbnb Chip Conley, Fred Crosetto


Dyson’s Decision; Father of iPod; Japan’s Coach; Shanghai Next Week

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. …the silver lining of this horrible decision is we can concentrate on those (other exciting projects).   James Dyson on deciding to stop electric car project Latest ScaleUp News -- Entries still open for Amazon ScaleUp Awards; Bob Glazer’s Elevate book excerpt – this news and more at Scal...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, UK, Leadership, Steve Jobs, Scotland, Samsung, Bbc, Ireland, Shanghai, Sony, Tony Fadell, James Dyson, Dyson, Fortune


$.99 Book Today; Aflac Duck; John DiJulius; Nick Dancer’s Concrete Biz; See You Next Week

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. The most important component of a world-class experience is that the staff is not focused on selling stuff. They are focused on building relationships and trying to make people’s lives better.   John DiJulius, The Relationship Economy Latest ScaleUp News -- “Unleashing the Power of Encouragement” by Co-Founder ...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Georgia, John, NICK, Amos, Fort Wayne, Dan Amos, Aflac, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Nick Dancer, John DiJulius, Marathon FL, Exit Strategy Retreat Oct


Zuckerberg’s Leaked Audio; Glazer’s Elevate; Last Quarterly Theme; Dec 3 - 6, 2019 Boot Camp

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. The difference between what we do and what we’re capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.   Mahatma Gandhi as quoted in Elevate Latest ScaleUp News -- 8 Things We Learned from Zuckerberg’s Leaked Audio - this news and more at ScaleUps.com , your one-stop weekly update. New ...
Tags: Florida, Leadership, Colorado, Australia, Dyson, Jay, Glazer, Zuckerberg, Josh, Anaheim, Mahatma Gandhi, John Ratliff, ESTES PARK CO, Doug Wick, Jay Harman, Robert Glazer


1 in 3 Children; Sisodia; Adele; Rosenzweig; Sept 26 Cutoff

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. Latest ScaleUp News -- SpaceX’s Orbital Starship; WeWork’s Rough Week; Facebook’s Supreme Court; and how a mine in Africa dramatically reduced employee theft - this news and more at ScaleUps.com , your one-stop weekly update. The Full-Circle Biz Owner Experience -- Russ sold then bought back his firm - more below, but next…...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Leadership, Australia, Africa, US, Adele, America, Bloomberg, New York Times, Dallas, Book Club, Detroit, Stephen, Thomson Reuters, John Mackey


First Canadian; T. Boone Quotes; Dashboard Saves Life; Sept 19 Room Cutoff

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck.                                            Philosopher Paul Virilio as quoted in In distract able I guess these visualizations really, really work…                                           Bianca Andreescu, US Open Tennis Champ Room Cut-off Sept 19 ScaleUp Summit Anaheim...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, US, Barack Obama, Mexico City, Alibaba, Dallas, Jim Carrey, Jack Ma, Serena Williams, Gazelle, John D Rockefeller, Boone, Anaheim, Rachel, Jenkins


Elon in China; Modern Day Rockefeller; Huddle Golden Rules; Chief Executive Interview

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. “Routine sets you free.” Scaleups.com, the Medium for Growing Firms -- This week we launched a new media property called ScaleUps - the latest up-to-date news, articles, and videos featuring growing firms. Curated each week by Elaine Pofeldt, who led Fortune Small Business online, take a few minutes to scan thro...
Tags: Elon Musk, Leadership, Microsoft, China, Tesla, Dallas, John D Rockefeller, Elon, Matt, KPI, Nadella, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Elaine Pofeldt, FORTUNE Small Business


Great Scoreboard; Reward A-Players; Moon-Shot Questions; Philly SMP

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. ScaleUp Summit Anaheim -- Join the largest gathering of executives leading scaleups - along with a dozen+ authors of the top business books to outlearn the competition - and have some fun. Ben Horowitz, Chip Conley, David Meerman Scott, John DiJulius, Robert Glazer, Alden Mills, Mark Divine, Santiago Jaramillo, and the infamous Molly B...
Tags: Europe, Leadership, Australia, Molly, US, Philadelphia, Jeff Bezos, Philly, Anaheim, Bezos, Molly Bloom, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Steve Hall, BHAG


Ben Horowitz; Tim Ferriss; Significant BRT Statement; Two Webinars

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. Leading Two Webinars Next Week -- Aug 27 2pm – 3pm ET I’ll be with Emplify’s founder/CEO Santiago Jaramillo (keynoting our Summit) to discuss 5 strategies for employee engagement. Aug 28, 1pm ET, I’ll share the top 3 Barriers to Scaling Up. VC Ben Horowitz’s New Book -- Following on his huge bestseller The Hard Thing About ...
Tags: Leadership, Mit, Harvard, Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, Tim Ferriss, Anaheim, Ben, Tim, Leo Babauta, Business Roundtable, Kotter, John Kotter, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne


Email Mistake; Saban’s Advice; Walmart’s Response; AMC’s Record Results

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. Mediocre people don’t like high-achievers - & high-achievers don’t like mediocre people.   Coach Nick Saban $2.99 Kindle Version - Steve Mariotti Favor?  If you’ve received at least $2.99 of value from my insights; if you think youth entrepreneurship education...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Amc, Walmart, Santiago, Silicon Valley, Amc Theatres, Cia, Kansas City, Cleveland, Saban, Steve, El Paso, Steve Mariotti, Anaheim, Cal Newport


Soul Dies; “Warbers”; Best Biz Dev; Want Industry Attention?

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. Soul of a ScaleUp - 3 Keys -- This July HBR article by Harvard Prof Ranjay Gulati, though titled for startups, captures perfectly the three things his research found drive the “soul” of an organization: Business Intent - how do you plan “to make history” (great question) Customer Connection - Nike’s Ekins ...
Tags: Leadership, Organization, Netflix, Harvard, Warby Parker, Hgtv, Teixeira, Benzinga, Gulati, Michael Porter, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Ranjay Gulati, Ekins, Steve Hall


Who’s #1; Pay Daily; Most Profitable; Publicity for Your Firm

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work.    Ageless wisdom Fun 2-Minutes -- Enjoy this 2-minute sizzle reel from the last Summit - and yes, the young man in the video is my 11- year-old son Quinn. See you in Anaheim for the next Summit. It's About TIME: How Businesses Can Save the World (One Work...
Tags: Apple, Leadership, China, US, Harvard, Canada, Quinn, Accenture, New York Knicks, Forbes, Saudi Aramco, Anaheim, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Verne Harnish


Molly’s Game; Must Break Rules; Mktg the Moon; London and Shannon, Ireland

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. New 2nd Wealthiest -- This week the world has a new #2 wealthiest person, moving ahead of Bill Gates. Representing the power of brand, Bernard Arnualt saw the stock of his LVMH firm (Louis Vuitton, Moët Hennessy, etc.), the largest luxury goods firm in the world, soar. The Frenchman’s net worth of $107 billion is 3% of France’s econo...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Leadership, Navy, Molly, France, Nasa, Fbi, David, Harvard, New York Times, Pbs, Fortune, Lvmh, Nyu, Gene