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The Marketing Book Podcast: "How to Grow Your Business Like a Weed" by Stu Heinecke

How to Grow Your Business Like a Weed: A Complete Strategy for Unstoppable Growth by Stu Heinecke

stu heinecke weed combo About the Book

“Weeds scale faster than any business. It’s in their DNA.” - Kathy Ireland, CEO, Kathy Ireland Worldwide

A playbook for growing your business no matter the circumstances.

Hall-of-Fame-nominated marketer, bestselling author, and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke shares his fascination with weeds and how anyone can grow their business into something resilient and unstoppable.

How to Grow Your Business Like a Weed applies a model to business growth, examining the successful strategies that ordinary weeds use to spread, and prosper in almost any situation.

This book will enable readers to apply strategies, mapping their own path to rapid and sustainable growth, while providing a focus on weed-based attributes to get the job done quickly and effectively.

It also provides a pathway to transform their entire team into a collective of weeds operating on behalf of the company, acting as an incubator for innovation and productivity, while enriching their own opportunities for growth and security.

An accessible and practical guide that leaders and companies across industries can help increase their market share, prominence, and customer base, this book enables them to grow, expand, dominate, and defend their turf.

Stu has explored the Weeds model for several years, collecting insights from thought leaders from the worlds of business, government, and entertainment including T. Boone Pickens, Kathy Ireland, General Barry McAffrey, Henrik Fisker, Gareb Shamus, Giovanni Marsico, Esther Dyson, Christopher Lochhead, Nathan Myrhvold, Carmen Medina, Jon Ferrara, and Jonna Mendez. 

 

About the Author

Stu Heinecke is a best-selling author, twice nominated Hall of Fame marketer, and Wall Street Journal cartoonist.

His first book, How To Get a Meeting with Anyone, which introduced the concept of contact marketing, was named one of the top 64 sales books of all time. The American Marketing Association named him the "Father of Contact Marketing."

Stu's books have enjoyed glowing coverage in Forbes, Inc., Harvard Business Review, CBS radio, and many other places.

Stu is also a NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center Author in Residence and Mentor, and founder of cartoonists.org, a group of cartoonists from The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker, who donate art to help charities raise funds.

And, interesting fact – he and his wife Charlotte live on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest in Puget Sound, north of Seattle AND and at the University of Southern California, he was a college party pal of actor LeVar Burton!

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Douglas Burdett
Douglas Burdett
The Principal and Founder of Artillery, Douglas Burdett is a former artillery officer and Madison Avenue ad man. He also hosts The Marketing Book Podcast, where he interviews authors every week about the latest in modern marketing and sales.

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