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#011: Ron Carucci

52 mins

“The most painful word for most entrepreneurs is no."

Ron Carucci is the co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organisations, leaders, and industries. With a 30-year track record helping execs around the globe, Ron has worked with startups to Fortune 10s. He has worked in more than 25 countries and is the bestselling author of eight books. Ron's work has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, HBR, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Business Week, Smart Business and thoughtleaders.

What's really great about this episode is we get to chat to Ron both as a business leader and founder, but also delve into the world of consultancy and how he assists startups and large companies alike to reach their potential. We talk a lot about implementing the processes needed to scale successfully, and how you can do this whilst retaining the company culture that you've created.

Having worked with the likes of Accenture, GSK, McDonalds, Starbucks, Pepsi Co. and so many more, this is a MUST LISTEN! Let me know what you think :)

In this episode we discuss:

  • When to start implementing processes that will help as you scale

  • How to spot the symptoms you're stuck in 'startup mode'

  • When, and why, to say no

  • Spotting trends and testing your assumptions

  • Identifying your USP

  • Understanding and instilling your company culture

  • The 'dark side' of culture

  • How to spot the next leaders of the company

  • When to add ‘senior staff’ to your company vs fostering internal talent

  • Keeping discipline and not just 'chasing the money'

  • The benefits of working with external contractors and/or consultants

  • Using your initial small size to your benefit

  • Doing business with big business

  • Not comparing yourselves to others when defining your placement

  • And as always, plenty, plenty more...

Links from this episode:

Navalent Website

Navalent Twitter

Ron Carucci Twitter

Navelent free e-book download

Ron's page on Forbes.com

Ron's page on HBR.org

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