This week’s book review is Predictable Success by Les McKeown
McKeown lays out an interesting theory of the progression of an organization through seven potential stages shown in the sketch below.
The challenge for every organization is to progress through the first three stages (Early Struggle, Run and White Water), enter into Predictable Success and stay there. Many organizations fall backwards or progress too far in the model and end up failing.
My takeaway from this book is that I need to be very aware of these business stages for each organization I am associated with. I need to challenge myself and other business leaders to make it to Predictable Success and then remain diligent to stay there and not slide backwards or forwards.
Note that I have previously reviewed the following books in 2016:
- Rory Vaden’s Procrastinate on Purpose.
- Bill Browder’s Red Notice
- Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto
- Brad Lomenick H3 Leadership
- Eula Bliss’ On Immunity: An Inoculation
- Adam Grant’s Give and Take
- Paul Leinward’s and Cesare R. Mainardi’s Strategy That Works
- John Nemo’s LinkedIn Riches
- Dr. Henry Cloud’s The Power of the Other
- T. Harv Eker’s Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
- Steve Case’s The Third Wave
- Thomas F Crum’s The Magic of Conflict
- Cal Newport’s Deep Work
- Greg Brenneman’s Right Away and All At Once
- Patrick J. McGinnis’ The 10% Entrepreneur
- Joseph A. Michelli’s The New Gold Standard
- Michael Hyatt’s and Daniel Harkavy’s Living Forward
- Todd Henry’s Louder than Words
- Simon Sinek’s Start with Why