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Entrepreneurs have drive, theres no doubt about that, but there seems to always be something that can go wrong. When all that drive and all that grit still leaves issues unresolved and your business is stuck at an impasse, whats next? In When Grit Is Not Enough (An Inc. Original, Jan. 9, 2024), tech entrepreneur, innovator, and founder Dean Guida answers that question. By providing leaders with a tactical playbook for creating a strong culture of organizational learning and agility, leaders will walk away feeling empowered to take their businesses to the next level.

If youre 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. Using Deans three decades of experience operating in an unforgiving marketplace, and packs it all into his book covering topics like:

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

When Grit Is Not Enough is a masterclass in building a thriving software business from the ground up. Dean Guida shares battle-tested insights and systems, revealing the art of bootstrapping with tenacity, creativity, and strategic acumen. This book is a treasure trove of wisdom, offering pivotal momentsfrom crucial decisions on culture to setting big hairy audacious goalsthat shaped his companys trajectory. For founders and investors alike, this is the ultimate guide to building an enduring busi- ness. A must-read for those who dare to dream big and build bigger.

Joanne Yuan, partner at Turn/River Capital

One of the lasting lessons CEOs have learned over the past few years is that there will always be unknowns when it comes to business. Whether it is artificial intelligence, inflation, or global conflict, being prepared for unexpected issues can make or break a company. Dean Guidas book is a guide with actionable information for every business leader/entrepreneur to deal with the complexities of the business world.

Sam Reese, CEO of Vistage Worldwide

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About the Author

Tech entrepreneur and CEO Dean Guida knows theres 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 operatora feat that forced him to learn some of businesss 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.

Deans 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.

About An Inc. Original

An Inc. Original is the official publishing imprint of Inc. Business Media and is a collection of books written by and for business leaders. Built specifically for business leaders, An Inc. Original titles cover all aspects of launching and maintaining a successful company.

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