This blog is a product of Kevin Lovewell’s journey from Carl Gould’s book “Seven Stages of Business Success.”
In fact these subordinate plans are being written by all the highly paid executives and the CEO pulls them all together in the Strategic Plan.
The win here is that the owner can take a three month holiday and the business is more valuable as a consequence of that absence.
Obviously I have adapted Carl Gould’s underlying directions with knowledge gained in my travels. I still encourage people to read Carl’s book and there are a few others like Alexander Osterwalder’s 2009 book called “Business Model Generation.” Looking forward to your comments and going a bit further in my next blog. ~ Kevin
Some interesting texts the author recommends are:
Gerber, M. (1998) The E-Myth manager: Whey Management Doesn’t work and what to do about it, Harper Business, New York
Gould, C. (2010) the seven stages of small business success, Keynote Publishing, Charleston
Greiner, Larry E., Evolution and revolution as organisations grow (1972) HBR
Reynolds, S. (2010) Why People Fail: The sixteen obstacles to success and how you can overcome them, Penguin Group, Sydney
Tan, J., Fischer, E., Mitchell, R., & Phan, P. (2009) “At the centre of the Action: Innovation and technology strategy and research in the small business setting” Journal of Small Business Management 47(3):233-262
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