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Do Scale

A road map to growing a remarkable company.

Les McKeown

Scaling up is something most founders aspire to, especially once the tricky start-up phase has been navigated. It can increase your reach and futureproof your business. But how do you ‘scale’? And how does it differ from ‘flipping’ for a quick profit or slower organic growth?

Les McKeown advises industry leaders on how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth. In Do Scale, he draws from his decades of experience to provide a clear understanding of what’s involved, and the strategies needed to take your business (or not-for-profit) to the next level. You’ll find out:

  • What it means to scale – and if now is the right time
  • Why founders need to 'get out of their own way'
  • How to develop winning teams
  • Your secret weapon for decision making

      With practical advice and clear guidance, Do Scale is an essential manual for anyone looking to grow a successful and sustainable organisation – and turn it into something truly remarkable.

      This paperback purchase includes a free ebook download.


      I read Do Scale over the weekend and found it very helpful in understanding myself, my current evolution as a leader, and my organisation that is starting to scale. You articulated things in an understandable way that allowed me to better understand and validate what I was feeling but not able to put words to.

      Scott Hawthorn, co-founder & CEO, Native Shoes

      Every founder or leader of a small to medium sized business should read this.

      Amazon review


      Do Scale - A road map to growing a remarkable company - Audiobook
      Les’s Do Lecture

      How to be a predictable success

      Les has intuitively identified the 7 stages that every business will go through. Some stages you don’t want to be in. And some you want to stay in forever and a day. Priceless knowledge.

      About the author

      Les McKeown is the President and CEO of Predictable Success. He has started over 40 companies in his own right, and was the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds more organisations worldwide.

      Since relocating from his native Ireland to the US in 1998, Les has advised CEOs and senior managers on personal leadership and how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth. His clients range from large family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and include Harvard University, American Express, T-Mobile (EE), United Technologies and Chevron.

      Based in Washington DC, Les spends his time consulting, writing, teaching and speaking. He has appeared on CNN, ABC, BBC, and in USA Today and  New York Times. He is the author of WSJ bestseller Predictable SuccessThe Synergist, and our own, Do Lead.

      Product details

      • Pub date: May 2019
      • Dimensions: 120 x 178mm
      • Extent: 128 pages
      • ISBN: 978-1-907974-59-5
      • eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-60-1


      Linocut prints by Ruth Broadway

      Paper & print details

      Paperback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper

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