Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund. Here’s is personal insight on how to grow a business from $1 Million to $100 Million.
Tim Leberecht the author of the book “The Business Romantic” argues for designing organizations and workplaces that celebrate authenticity instead of efficiency and questions instead of answers. In this talk he proposes four (admittedly subjective) principles for building beautiful organizations and leading with beauty.
Watch 12 Video by Tim Leberecht, published by TED
This article talks about the reasons why a strong culture—whether it’s depressing and gloomy or happy and uplifting—is better than no culture at all and why hard-driving management with high expectations can be better for a growing business than a loosely defined set of values.
Written by Vivian Giang, published on FastCompany
Guidance — praise and criticism — is the key to being a good boss and building a great team. This interactive session from Goal Summit 2016 will help you understand why feedback is so hard, and how you can get better at giving it, getting it and encouraging it on your team. Presented by author and advisor to Twitter and Dropbox, Kim Malone Scott.
Watch 22 minute talk by Kim Scott, Co-Founder at Candor, Ex-Googler, published by FreshBooks University
The authors’ research findings presented in this article and their experience suggest that when leaders who aspire to the CEO’s office deliberately develop four specific behaviors, they dramatically raise the odds that they’ll become high-performing chief executives.
Written by Elena Botelho, Kim Powell, pubslihed by HBR
Gary Vaynerchuck, founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, believes that the continuity of a great team trumps everything. Just like in sports—a team that has been playing together for a long time usually beats a group of superstars that came together for just a season. And that’s what he aspires to build at his company, a team that’s built to win for decades based on the continuity they have with one another.
Watch 15 min video, published by Gary Vaynerchuck
A company’s purpose is not only what it’s here to do (beyond making money), but the reason people — both customers and employees — connect with and believe in your organization. Purpose goes way beyond what the company sells or solves; it’s about who the company is. As trust in companies continues to decline, and the needs of consumers and employees increasingly evolve, many innovative organizations are now turning to purpose as a means to bolster their growth and outmaneuver the competition.
Written by Mack Fogelson, published by Genuinely
The dominant, but tacit, influencer that has the capacity to both limit and liberate a business: are the shared organisational beliefs. They are a silent power within every organisation that’s quietly moulding the patterns of behaviour that will determine the culture and organizational performance.
Written by Carolyn Taylor, CEO Walking the Talk
If teams practice and are used to top-down communication and way of handling decisions on a day-to-day basis, these patterns will likely become the trained muscle memory for the group and the muscles for speaking up, dissenting, and taking initiative will atrophy. Leaders can follow four meeting practices that will help bring organizational muscles that include the employee’s diverse eyes, ears and voices in shape.
Written by David Marquet, published on Forbes
Today, we live in a time of rapid change, when products and services often become obsolete overnight, and competition includes startups and companies in adjacent industries – the traditional leadership archetypes of a singular vision and strong command need not apply. To accommodate and achieve effectiveness in highly dynamic environments an entirely new value system is beginning to emerge for the leaders of the future, one that will continue to grow with the rise of new tools like artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation.