Dean Guida - When Grit is not enough

When Grit
is Not Enough

An Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Taking Your Business to the Next Level

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About the Book

Ready to take your business to the next level?
This book is for you.

As an entrepreneur growing your business, how will you respond when things don’t go as planned? How do you keep up with constant technology shifts? How do you successfully scale your teams and strategy as you scale your product? When Grit Is Not Enough is a tactical playbook that has answers to these questions and more. Its lessons show you how to create a strong culture of organizational learning and agility and build high-performing and engaged teams who will thrive in our ever-changing world. This road map will empower you to compete—and win—against heavily funded and resourced competitors.

Author and tech CEO Dean Guida, who took his company from a startup to a thriving multinational business, knows well that entrepreneurial grit can only get you so far. Packed with his knowledge from more than three decades of operating in an unforgiving marketplace, When Grit Is Not Enough covers a wide range of topics.

Dean Guida - When Grit is not enough

The book covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Creating organizational alignment
  • Setting meaningful measurements and goals
  • Building a data-driven culture
  • Creating a Learning Organization
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership and coaching
  • Having tough conversations
  • Hiring and retaining valuable team members

If you’re an entrepreneur whose hard work and grit have gotten your business off the ground and ready for the next stage, this book will get you there, enhancing your chances of success, happiness, and accomplishment with your company and journey in life.

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About the Author

Dean Guida

Tech entrepreneur and CEO Dean Guida knows there’s a limit to what you can build with grit alone.

At sixteen, Dean bought the first IBM PC and fell in love with writing software. He went on to receive a bachelor of science degree in operation research from the University of Miami. After graduating, he was a freelance developer and wrote many systems for IBM and on Wall Street. At twenty-three, he started Infragistics to build UX/UI tools for professional software developers.

Seemingly overnight, Dean had to go from early internet coder to business operator—a feat that forced him to learn some of business’s biggest lessons on the job. He immediately began navigating the nuances of scaling a company, hiring and growing teams, and becoming a leader, a manager, and a mentor.

Fast-forward thirty-five years, and Dean’s tech company now has operations in six countries. More than two million developers use Infragistics software, and its client roster boasts 100 percent of the S&P 500, including Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Exxon, Intuit, and Bank of America.

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