Hacking Growth

Hacking Growth

How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success

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About the Book Club Meeting

The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Hacking Growth will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. We will meet in the first floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.

About the Book

Hacking Growth: How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown. Current price is $18.46 hardback, $11.96 paperback, or $14.99 kindle version on Amazon. An E-book version is fine. The book may also be available from your local library.

Hacking Growth is the authors’ take on the playbook of growth hacking, one of the hottest business methodologies in the world of business. There was a time when Airbnb was the best-kept secret of travel hackers and couch surfers, Pinterest was a niche web site frequented only by bakers and crafters, LinkedIn was an exclusive network for C-suite executives and top-level recruiters, Facebook was MySpace’s sorry step-brother, and Uber was a scrappy upstart that didn’t stand a chance against the Goliath that was New York City Yellow Cabs.

So how did these companies grow from these humble beginnings into the powerhouses they are today? They employed a studied, carefully implemented methodology referred to as growth hacking, and it’s practitioners include not just today’s hottest start-ups, but also companies like IBM, Walmart, and Microsoft as well as the millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, managers and executives who make up the community of GrowthHackers.com.

The book describes goes into detail about how the growth hacking methodology is to market-share growth as Lean Start-Up is to product development and Scrum is to productivity. Growth hacking involves cross-functional teams and rapid-tempo testing and iteration that focus customers: attaining them, retaining them, engaging them, and motivating them to come back and buy more.

Event Location

CACI 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion

Free meeting for Chapter members.

Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

Special Instructions
PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 6  PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.
PDUs Available: 
4.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management
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