Scaling Up

Offers techniques for growing a business into a dominant industry force, focusing on four important decision areas that are fundamental to successful company growth.

Author: Verne Harnish

Publisher: Select Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9780986019524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Offers techniques for growing a business into a dominant industry force, focusing on four important decision areas that are fundamental to successful company growth.

Scaling Up Excellence

Wall Street Journal Bestseller "The pick of 2014's management books." –Andrew Hill, Financial Times "One of the top business books of the year." –Harvey Schacter, The Globe and Mail Bestselling author, Robert Sutton and Stanford ...

Author: Robert I. Sutton

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0385347030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Wall Street Journal Bestseller "The pick of 2014's management books." –Andrew Hill, Financial Times "One of the top business books of the year." –Harvey Schacter, The Globe and Mail Bestselling author, Robert Sutton and Stanford colleague, Huggy Rao tackle a challenge that determines every organization’s success: how to scale up farther, faster, and more effectively as an organization grows. Sutton and Rao have devoted much of the last decade to uncovering what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, to help spread them, and to keep recharging organizations with ever better work practices. Drawing on inside accounts and case studies and academic research from a wealth of industries-- including start-ups, pharmaceuticals, airlines, retail, financial services, high-tech, education, non-profits, government, and healthcare-- Sutton and Rao identify the key scaling challenges that confront every organization. They tackle the difficult trade-offs that organizations must make between whether to encourage individualized approaches tailored to local needs or to replicate the same practices and customs as an organization or program expands. They reveal how the best leaders and teams develop, spread, and instill the right mindsets in their people-- rather than ruining or watering down the very things that have fueled successful growth in the past. They unpack the principles that help to cascade excellence throughout an organization, as well as show how to eliminate destructive beliefs and behaviors that will hold them back. Scaling Up Excellence is the first major business book devoted to this universal and vexing challenge and it is destined to become the standard bearer in the field.

Scaling Up Health Service Delivery

Despite examples where spontaneous diffusion of innovation has occurred, in most cases deliberate attention to scaling up is essential. Without guidance or deliberate fostering most small-scale research-based improvements in health ...

Author: Ruth Simmons

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241563516

Category: Medical

Page: 183

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"The focus here is on ways to increase impact of health service innovations that have been tested in pilot or experimental projects so as to benefit more people and to foster policy and programme development on a lasting, sustainable basis." -- p.i Preface.

Scaling Up

"Scaling up" is a phrase that sums up the work of the industrial chemist and chemical engineer. lt is an activity that transforms the chemist's knowledge of reactions taking place in test tubes, beakers, and small vessels into ...

Author: John A. Heitmann

Publisher: Chemical Heritage Foundation

ISBN: 9780941901017

Category: Science

Page: 24

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This tribute to the engineers who transformed laboratory reactions into large production facilities focuses on petroleum refining and penicillin production. The book accompanies CHF's traveling exhibit by the same name.

Scaling Up Scaling Down

are different types of scaling up, which often go together but are not identical. Below, we summarily present this typology, looking at scaling up in terms of structures, programs, strategies, and resource bases. Quantitative Scaling Up ...

Author: Thomas J. Marchione

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134390904

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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The individual and institutional capacities required for the prevention and reduction of nutritional insecurity and hunger in lesser-developed countries as the twenty-first century approaches are identified in this book. Household nutritional "security" can be defined as the successful The essays in this book champion the idea of increasing, or scaling up, grass roots operations to provide nutritional security, while scaling down the efforts of national and international institutions. Scaling up involves strengthening local capacities to improve and expand upon current successful programs by building upon existing local culture and organizations. This, in turn, enables the programs to strengthen relationships with national governments, international bilateral/multilateral donors, as well as non-governmental organizations. Scaling down concerns the ways and means by which these various organizations encourage and complement the local development. Therefore, as local capacities are scaled up, the national/international control over decisions and functions is, ideally, scaled down. The volume also directly addresses the resultant complication: how to create programs that are both culturally specific and that will flourish well into the future.

Scaling Up in Agriculture Rural Development and Nutrition

It is now becoming clear that both innovation and scaling up “what works” are critical, and the policy briefs in this series provide many outstanding examples for effectively scaling up successful interventions in developing countries.

Author: Johannes F. Linn

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 089629675X

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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Scaling Up Success

SCALING. UP. TECHNOLOGYBASED. EDUCATIONAL. INNOVATIONS. Barbara Means, William R. Penuel Research on the use of an Internet-based science inquiry program reveals the problems and promise of studying broad-scale use of learning ...

Author: Chris Dede

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111917788X

Category: Education

Page: 570

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Drawing from the information presented at conference sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium, leading educators, researchers, and policymakers, Scaling Up Success translate, theory into practice and provide, a hands-on resource that clearly describes different models for “scaling up” success. This important resource is filled with illustrative examples of best practices that are grounded in real-life case studies of technology-based educational innovation3⁄4from networking a failing school district in New Jersey to using computer visualization to teach scientific inquiry in Chicago. Scaling Up Success show how the lessons learned from technology-based educational innovation can be applied to other school improvement efforts.

Scaling Up Corporate Startups

The reader of this book can benefit from the Peer Group's work and findings. Some readers might be more interested in 'how-to' methods, others more in practical experiences. This book contains both.

Author: Ralph-Christian Ohr


ISBN: 9781790696307


Page: 178

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This book focuses on one question: How can large companies generate business impact from non-incremental innovation? The situation seems paradox. Winning in non-incremental innovation should be the domain of large corporates, not of greenfield startups. Yet, 7 out of 8 corporate startups do not generate business impact . And the media is full of stories that greenfield startups are attacking and even 'disrupting' incumbents. To stack the odds for success, large corporates have tried to emulate the methods and approaches of greenfield startups. They set up explorative innovation units (called Innovation Centers, Incubators, Accelerators, Digital Labs, Innovation Outposts, Fab Labs, Maker Spaces, etc.). Around the globe there are more than 600 of these. But returns on innovation are decreasing - despite increasing investments into innovation . So apparently there is a problem. We think that the root cause - and hence the Archimedean point for solving the problem -lies in one part of the end-to-end innovation process. Corporates need to think one step further, beyond their explorative innovation units. They need to actively shape the phase that comes after a promising innovation concept has been found and validated. We call this phase Scaling-Up. In this phase, business impact is generated. Success in this phase requires an orchestrated interplay between the corporate startup and the core organization, built on a solid methodology. The book is written for Top Managers and members of the Board who are concerned about the business impact that their innovation investments create. It is also written for corporate practitioners working in explorative innovation units, in Corporate Innovation Management, Corporate Research, Group Technology, Corporate Strategy, Corporate In-house Consulting or in comparable functions. And we also had Senior Management from Business Units (BUs) in mind when we wrote this book. With excellence in Scaling-Up, a corporate startup has the entrepreneurial momentum of a small company and (by leveraging the assets of its parent company) an 'unfair advantage' in the innovation race. With every successful corporate scaleup, the company not only increases growth, EBIT and market cap - it also actively reshapes its core business for tomorrow. Without excellence in Scaling-Up, validated innovation concepts will not generate business impact. In other words, if a company is not good in Scaling-Up, all work done in the Ideation and Validation phases is just a costly hobby. This book draws on our extensive consulting experience in this space and is co-written with our clients. We assembled a cross-industry 'Peer Group' of well-known, large European companies - all of them widely seen as good innovators or even innovation leaders. In the process, the group members analyzed relevant research, shared their Good Practices, developed and validated methodological frameworks and helped each other in Peer Coaching. The reader of this book can benefit from the Peer Group's work and findings. Some readers might be more interested in 'how-to' methods, others more in practical experiences. This book contains both. It is organized in four parts Part 1 - 'UNDERSTAND' provides the thinking framework for excellence in Scaling-up. Part 2 - 'PREPARE' takes a closer look into the phase that precedes Scaling-Up. Part 3 - 'SCALING-UP' presents the framework for effective Scaling-Up that the Peer Group has co-created. Part 4 - 'BUILDING THE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITY' features real life cases on how BP, Robert Bosch, Orange, SIX, Telefonica, TRUMPF and TÜV Rheinland are aiming for excellence in Scaling-Up.

Scaling Up Community driven Development

Scaling up is a long-haul process needing political commitment and patience over long periods. Flexibility in sequencing needs to accommodate this. Objectives and audience off ttlhie paper The audience this paper seeks covers NGOs, ...

Author: Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Community development


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Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance

Although Chile has ISAPREs, consisting of multiple private insurers, they are not important actors in scaling up SHI to the poor and the indigent. In this case, FONASA, a monopolistic public insurer, had the role of scaling up.

Author: Alexander S. Preker

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821385798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 778

View: 803

This book presents an in-depth review on the role of health care financing in improving access for low-income populations to needed care, protecting them from the impoverishing effects of illness, and addressing the important issues of social exclusion in government financed programs.

Scaling Up Machine Learning

Parallelization of algorithms to enable scaling up to large datasets has been an active research direction in the data mining community since early nineties. The monograph of Freitas and Lavington (1998) describes early work on parallel ...

Author: Ron Bekkerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521192242

Category: Computers

Page: 475

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This integrated collection covers a range of parallelization platforms, concurrent programming frameworks and machine learning settings, with case studies.

Scaling Up Disruptive Agricultural Technologies in Africa

The innovation ecosystem analysis thus is crucial given that scaling up DATs requires a unique set of conditions in the country, including cultural and organizational dimensions such as mentorship and technical support to individual ...

Author: Jeehye Kim

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464815224

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 114

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This study—which includes a pilot intervention in Kenya—aims to further the state of knowledge about the emerging trend of disruptive agricultural technologies (DATs) in Africa, with a focus on supply-side dynamics. The first part of the study is a stocktaking analysis to assess the number, scope, trend, and characteristics of scalable disruptive technology innovators in agriculture in Africa. From a database of 434 existing DAT operations, the analysis identified 194 as scalable. The second part of the study is a comparative case study of Africa’s two most successful DAT ecosystems in Kenya and Nigeria, which together account for half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s active DATs. The objective of these two case studies is to understand the successes, challenges, and opportunities faced by each country in fostering a conducive innovation ecosystem for scaling up DATs. The case study analysis focuses on six dimensions of the innovation ecosystem in Kenya and Nigeria: finance, regulatory environment, culture, density, human capital, and infrastructure. The third part of the study is based on the interactions and learnings from a pilot event to boost the innovation ecosystem in Kenya. The Disruptive Agricultural Technology Innovation Knowledge and Challenge Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together more than 300 key stakeholders from large technology companies, agribusiness companies, and public agencies; government representatives and experts from research and academic institutions; and representatives from financial institutions, foundations, donors, and venture capitalists. Scaling Up Disruptive Agricultural Technologies in Africa concludes by establishing that DATs are demonstrating early indications of a positive impact in addressing food system constraints. It offers potential entry points and policy recommendations to facilitate the broader adoption of DATs and improve the overall food system.

Scaling up Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversity

Biodiversity in international development finance . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 An introduction to biodiversity in international development finance . . . . . . . 124 Potential to mobilise and scale-up biodiversity in international ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264193839


Page: 163

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This report examines six mechanisms that can be used to scale-up financing for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use and to help meet the 2011-20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Scaling up agroecology to achieve the sustainable development goals Proceedings of the second FAO international symposium

306 Proceedings of the Second FAO International Symposium APPENDIX A THE SCALING UP AGROECOLOGY INITIATIVE TRANSFORMING FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS IN SUPPORT OF THE SDGs A proposal prepared for the International Symposium on ...

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251313326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 412

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This publication summurize the oucomes of the 2nd international Symposium on Agroecology.

Informing Future Interventions for Scaling up Sustainable Land Management

scaling-up. and. aspects. to. avoid. Sustainability plans should be initiated during SLM project inception involving in particular local beneficiary communities. These should propose strategies to ensure that land users gain benefits ...

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 40

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The review was conducted with the aim to provide guidance for future engagement/investments, in particular in the context of recent AU declarations on agriculture and on land restoration by NEPAD, GEF, TerrAfrica, the Great Green Wall Initiative for the Sahel and Sahara (GGWISS), UN agencies and other donors. This paper provides an abridged summary of the findings for easier access by country policy / decision makers, agencies, development partners and donors, as a basis for informing future interventions for scaling-up sustainable land management (SLM).

Scaling Up

In this guide, Harnish and his co-authors share practical tools and techniques to help entrepreneurs grow an industry -- dominating business without it killing them -- and actually have fun.

Author: Verne Harnish


ISBN: 9780986019593

Category: Organizational effectiveness

Page: 256

View: 153

Winner of the International Book Awards for General Business Winner of the Readers' Favorite International Book Award for Non-Fiction Business It's been over a decade since Verne Harnish's best-selling book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits was first released. Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) is the first major revision of this business classic which details practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. This book is written so everyone -- from frontline employees to senior executives -- can get aligned in contributing to the growth of a firm. Scaling Up focuses on the four major decision areas every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash. The book includes a series of new one-page tools including the updated One-Page Strategic Plan and the Rockefeller Habits ChecklistTM, which more than 40,000 firms around the globe have used to scale their companies successfully -- many to $10 million, $100 million, and $1 billion and beyond - while enjoying the climb!

Scaling Up Climate Action in Agriculture

A related barrier is the difficulty of scaling-up the initiative or projects within this, possibly because of failure to consider the wider requirements involved in scaling-up, which goes beyond financial means.

Author: Bager, S. L

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 928935044X

Category: Political Science


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Increasing food production in the face of a growing population, while adapting to and mitigating climate change constitutes a main challenge for the global agricultural sector. This study identifies, analyses and contextualizes regional initiatives related to agriculture and climate change in developing countries. In order to identify needs for improvements and possibilities for replication or scale-up, a review of recently launched initiatives is combined with a SWOT analysis. Moreover, the study places initiatives in the context of INDCs of Sub-Saharan African countries submitted under the UNFCCC. As a result, recommendations on how to develop and implement best practice agriculture climate change initiatives are presented.

Scaling up Business Solutions to Social Problems

Whatever happens does not go as perfectly as you wished, and you may lose quality or at least end up with a program different from what you had in mind. So scale is something many social entrepreneurs don't want.

Author: O. Kayser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137466545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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A silent revolution is underway, as entrepreneurs challenge prevalent notions of business motives and methods to invent market-based solutions to eradicate social injustice. Yet many fail to succeed. Based on original research, the authors uncover why impressive solutions fail to scale up, featuring global case studies and practical solutions.

Scaling up Index based Flood Insurance IBFI for agricultural resilience and flood proofing livelihoods in developing countries

Therefore, engaging the private sector from the beginning plays an important role in scaling up any product. 6. Facilitating the insurance scheme While the potential benefits of IBFI are great, uptake and its implementation are ...

Author: Amarnath, Giriraj

Publisher: International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

ISBN: 9290909196

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 68

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Research Reports The publications in this series cover a wide range of subjects—from computer modelling to experience with water user associations—and vary in content from directly applicable research to more basic studies, on which applied for work ultimately depends. Some research reports are narrowly focused, analytical and detailed empirical studies; others are wide-ranging and synthetic overviews of generic problems. Although most of the reports are published by IWMI staff and their collaborators, we welcome contributions from others. Each report is reviewed internally by IWMI staff, and by external reviewers. The reports are published and distributed both in hard copy and electronically ( and where possible all data and analyses will be available as separate downloadable files. Reports may be copied freely and cited with due acknowledgement