The practical guide to tripling your business's revenue in two years from the founder of the 2Y3X programme, a serial entrepreneur and one of the UK's digital pioneers
'Europe produces more start-ups than the US. Our problem is a scale-up problem. This excellent book tells us how to do it' - Dr Hermann Hauser FRS, FREng, KBE, Amadeus Capital Partners
In the five years serial entrepreneur Felix Velarde has applied the '2Y3X' principles, his two-year programme has never failed to at least double a company's revenue. Scale at Speed shows you how to put those principles into practice. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to safely and rapidly accelerate the growth of their business.
Growing a business is easy if you've done it several times. The experienced entrepreneur will have made mistakes and learned from them. They know how to identify and motivate A-players without tedious trial and error. They will get an exceptional price if they sell. Whether they have ten staff or a thousand, their business feels like a rocket on rails.
Scale at Speed explains how to transform your business in practical, step-by-step terms. It is written specifically for business owners and leaders who want a straightforward framework that brings a team together and delivers fast growth. Along the way you will learn how to bypass many of the mistakes that can delay or fatally undermine success, and how to make being a founder and a leader fun again.
Scale at Speed provides tools that cut straight to the most effective way of doing things as your company grows. Practical advice is given on how to:
- Transform your company so it's scalable
- Build enthusiastic support for your vision
- Identify the most critical improvements
- Hire and motivate superstars
- Become a market leader while reducing marketing costs
- Double or triple your revenue
And much more.
Written in a clear, honest and engaging style by an industry-leading serial entrepreneur and chairman, Scale at Speed delivers a practical formula for rapid, surefooted growth.
Felix Velarde has been advising People Centered Internet through the transition to my chairmanship from our founding chair, Vint Cerf. Our mission is to make the world a better place for all - and as a global organisation we need to be highly effective. The tools and principles he describes in detail in Scale at Speed have proven practical, sound and achievable at every step. Read this book, you won't regret it
Felix has distilled some of the best strategies he's learnt over twenty-five years of leading businesses of varying sizes into an easy-to-read framework. He expertly lays out the journey a business needs to undertake to scale. He breaks it down into digestible steps, allowing you to achieve your goals via well-structured frameworks and engaging stories along the way. I highly recommend you read this book to help you triple your business in two years, as many of his clients have, without stressing your employees or creating burnout
There are many business books that talk about what other companies have done in the past, but it's not often you get a step-by-step guide on how to grow your business from someone who has done it many times already. Scale at Speed is relevant, practical and essential for all entrepreneurs looking to grow their business
This is a must-read book for all those entrepreneurs who are convinced that they do not need to read any book to enable them to run their business. Well, think again. This is a book that sparks ideas and gives you a framework to propel business growth. Scaling isn't easy - and anyone who has tried knows that is an understatement. While there is no magic answer, this book will give you, your board and your team strategies for scaling that produce results.
This is not a book of fancy words and empty promises; it is a book written by someone who has been there and done it, has the battle scars to prove it and is prepared to share the secrets of that success with others
In Scale at Speed, Velarde has provided those who lead in organisations with the critical roadmap for growth, from the long-term strategic to the short-term tactical
Europe produces more start-ups than the US. Our problem is a scale-up problem. This excellent book tells us how to do it
Felix Velarde started one of the world's first web design agencies, then had a high-profile, twenty-year career as a serial entrepreneur and CEO. Along the way he made every mistake a founder and leader can make.
In 2014 Felix retired as CEO of a marketing services group and headed off to Burning Man. When he came back, he started helping companies who wanted to scale fast. Many of these companies have become market leaders, and several have sold making their owners millions.
Felix co-created what Forbes has described as one of the world's ten most influential websites. He has been the subject of a BBC documentary, won many of the world's biggest creative and marketing awards and taught on the MBA program at Hult International, one of the world's best business schools. He is married to actress Inna Bagoli and lives in London.