Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue & Profit in 3 Years or Less
Top take aways:
Start with vivid vision. Focus on WHERE, not how.
Learn from others R&D (RIPOFF AND DUPLICATE).
Reverse engineer goals and projects by starting with the end!
Employees must have goals to drive them. They must be specific and measurable.
Brand everything! Give meeting room names!
Put up vinyl sayings for motivation such as CAN YOU IMAGINE... and have employees post 3 year visions, core values, etc.
When employees do a good job, force them to take the rest ...more
A step-by-step guide to enjoying the roller-coaster ride of growth -- while getting the most out of life as an entrepreneur. A growth-focused approach: The book is divided into three sections, which cover planning for fast growth, building a company for fast growth, and leading for fast growth. Each topic the author covers -- from creating a vision for the company's future to learning how to generate free PR for a developing company -- is squarely focused on the end goal: doubling the size of...more
This book is dated in places, cliche in others ("Be a good listener!"), and disregards entire industries in others ("You don't need designers, just get crowdsourced spec work!").
If you've read any business book you've heard all the advice in here before.
I also felt that the books was somewhat restricted by the authors inference to his own experience. I understand that this is in many ways the best method of conveying what works ...more
Not so - but when I pause for thought, that much is obvious.
What CH does deliver is a set of strategies around behaviour, rather than tactics around performance.
The book is a beginners guide to self-development and leadership and embraces many of the standard ideas from that world - a trip down memory lane and a timely reminder to get my shit straight if I want to succeed.
I enjoyed it, have already recommended ...more