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The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers

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The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers
—By Keith McFarland (Crown Business)
McFarland, a former tech CEO turned consultant, tries to do for small businesses what Good to Great did for big ones, describing how nine companies grew out of start-up purgatory by emphasizing strategy (frequently testing long-term assumptions), people (hiring attitude and training aptitude), and execution.