While it is often easy to see patterns of failure in business, it is very challenging to replicate success. That is why I was so intrigued with the methodology behind Les McKeown’s new book (and his business practice of the same name) Predictable Success. I recently had the pleasure to interview Les, who in addition to starting over 40 companies in his own right and founding an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds more organizations worldwide, works with a range from large family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies, from Harvard University to American Express to T-Mobile and more. I personally think Les is one of the most brilliant minds in business and that Predictable Success is a must-read business book for 2010 (I have already begun buying copies to distribute to my own clients).
Les and I cover a number of topics in our interview, including:
-What Predictable Success is;
-Why every business starts out with an “Early Struggle”;
-Why so many businesses fail early on in their lifecycles;
-Why before achieving Predictable Success you have to go through “Whitewater”;
-How to align the operations of your company to best achieve Predicable Success;
-Why some businesses end up on the “Treadmill” and how you can get off of it and back on a success track;
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You can connect with Les at PredictableSuccess.com. You can also order Predictable Success everywhere now.
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