Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers
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Only one-tenth of one percent of small businesses break through to annual sales above $250 million. McFarland pinpoints how everyday companies become extraordinary, showing that breakthrough success is associated with a clearly identifiable set of strategies and skills that anyone in any business can emulate.
From the Publisher:
Based on a five-year, 7,000-company study
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 the very highest ranks. In "The Breakthrough Company," technology CEO and Fortune 500 consultant Keith McFarland draws upon an extensive empirical study to reveal exactly how everyday companies become extraordinary, showing that breakthrough success is associated with a clearly identifiable set of strategies and skills that anyone in any business can emulate-from small startup to industry leader.
With powerful and specific action steps concluding each chapter-and invaluable advice on virtually every page from business leaders who've taken their companies to extraordinary levels of growth and profitability-"The Breakthrough Company" is stuffed with real-world tools and myth-busting insights that can be used by anyone wanting his or her business to join this exclusive circle.
"Think Good to Great for those still small enough to think big."
--Bob Eckert, chairman and CEO, Mattel, Inc.
"If you're looking for a breakthrough, break open this book."
--Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive"
Featuring a bonus excerpt from Keith McFarland's new book, "Bounce"