What’s He Reading?!: Raghav Verma, Chaayos


What’s He Reading?! is an entrepreneur book recommendation series brought to you by UIncept. 


At UIncept, our ultimate goal is to provide quality resources to everyone on their entrepreneurial journey, be it the ideation stage or beyond a few rounds of funding. We have always kept entrepreneurs in mind while creating programs, finding inspiration, and even in our own journey.

When we hosted Raghav Verma of Chaayos, little did we know we would get two resources in one. First, his own wisdom and a then book he swears by.


Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It… and Why the Rest Don’t by Verne Harnish is a business literature classic that has been making rounds for almost three decades in some form of the other.

In 2014, Verne Harnish revamped his Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and made it more up-to-date for modern-day business. This book is a guide some of the most popular Fortune 500 companies swear by for insights, knowledge, and business wisdom like none other.

It has helped companies navigate through complex business setups and find simple solutions to persisting problems. There are four core areas that every entrepreneur should focus on and how they should go about each aspect. Scaling Up shows entrepreneurs how to get all these functions of business in sync for peak performance and to build a company that lasts.

The book speaks about the four driving forces, namely- People, Strategy. Execution, and Cash- and how decisions in these areas can impact the overall wellbeing of any business. It has been recommended by the likes of Sanjeev Mohanty, CEO, Benetton India and The Western Financial Group, Rackspace, and AmRest swear by its growth strategies. 

According to the book’s website- “More than 40,000 firms around the globe have used it to scale their companies successfully, many to the $1 Billion mark and beyond.”

This book is an excellent guide for everyone who’s ultimate goal is freedom and to create something of significance. And the best part? It isn't just for founders! Everyone in the organisation from frontline employees to top management can read it to gain insights on how to give their best and enjoy the ride. It is an ideal read for businesses looking to scale beyond the ordinary and get hands-on knowledge of what it takes to build industry-defining empires. 

So, if you think you’re ready to take your mindset to the next level and get business advice that is tried, tested, and result-oriented: this business treasure should definitely be your next read!


Ordering your copy already?

Himanshu Bhalla