On yesterday’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, Frank Bria discussed the four keys of scale and their importance in building a successful and scalable business.
Here are some of his biggest influences:
1) Michael Port
He was my personal mentor, and he helped me create a mission-based business.
2) Chris Ducker
He really helped me understand the need for building a team – even in a smaller business.
3) The 4-Hour Work Week
This pivotal book by Tim Ferriss got me to think differently about business.
4) Guy Kawasaki
Even from my software days, his book The Art of The Start really had me thinking about creating a scalable business – not by just getting more VC money, but by bootstrapping.
5) The Lean Startup
This provided me with critical learning about creating a minimum, viable product.