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The Breakthrough Company - How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers

Keith R. McFarland

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The vast majority of small businesses stay small-and not by choice. Only the most savvy and persistent-a tiny one tenth of one percent-break through to annual sales above $250 million. In The Breakthrough Company, Keith McFarland pinpoints how everyday companies become extraordinary, showing that luck is a negligible factor. Rather, breakthrough success turns out to be associated with a clearly identifiable set of strategies and skills that anyone in any business can emulate-from small startup to industry leader. Encouraged by experts such as business legend Peter Drucker and Good to Great author Jim Collins to identify the drivers that enable a company to push past the entrepreneurial phase, McFarland spent five years building and analyzing the world's largest growth-company performance database and interviewing more than 1,500 growth-company executives on four continents. His goal was simple: to identify the secrets of breakthrough. The Breakthrough Company is the result. Winnowing a study pool of more than 7,000 companies down to nine that have made the transition to major-player status, McFarland highlights real-world tools and myth-busting insights that can be used by anyone wanting his or her business to join this exclusive circle. Among the book's takeaways: • Common wisdom holds that the founders and core entrepreneurial leaders of a company must step aside for the business to reach the next level. Not true-as long as founders "crown the company" instead of themselves. • It's not reckless to make ever-escalating bets on your company's future, even going nose to nose with competitors many times your size. In fact, it turns out that the only safety comes in constantly upping the ante in exactly this way. • A Business Bermuda Triangle does exist, gobbling up companies on the verge of breakthrough. Presented here are three ways to navigate this potentially deadly hazard successfully. • However good you are-or think you are-you can't do it alone. Learn how to surround your company with networks of outsid

Language:

English

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:27


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:54


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:37


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:35


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:27


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:37