Reston Book Club: Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't by Verne Harnish
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About the Book Club Meeting
The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't" by Verne Harnish will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. We will meet at the community room in the1st floor Conference Room at L-3 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club "below.
About the Book
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest
(Current price is under $17.00 in hardcover plus shipping on Amazon or $9.99 for the kindle version  at http://amzn.to/1CRpti5 ; The book may also be available from your local library.)
In Scaling Up, Harnish and his team share practical tools and
techniques for building an industry-dominating business. These
approaches have been honed from over three decades of advising tens of
thousands of CEOs and executives and helping them navigate the
increasing complexities 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. To
accomplish this, Scaling Up focuses on the four major decision areas
every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash.
L-3 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.
Purchase the book through Amazon at http://amzn.to/1CRpti5 . An E-book version is fine. It may also be available from your local library.
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.