Reviews of Scale at Speed by Felix Velarde

Great reviews

The book’s previews have been fantastic so far. This is a selection of comments kindly provided by stellar business leaders, scale-up pioneers, and the dean at one of the worlds top business schools…

“There are many business books that talk about what other companies have done in the past, but it’s not often you get a step-by-step guide on how to grow your business from someone who has done it many times already. It is relevant, practical and essential for all entrepreneurs looking to grow their business.”

Ronan Gruenbaum, Dean,
Hult International Business School

“Europe produces more start-ups than the US. Our problem is a scale-up problem. This excellent book tells us how to do it.”

Dr Hermann Hauser FRS, FREng, KBE,
Amadeus Capital Partners

“This is a must-read book for all those entrepreneurs who are convinced that they do not need to read any book to enable them to run their business. Well, think again. This is a book that sparks ideas and gives you a framework to propel business growth. Scaling isn’t easy – and anyone who has tried knows that is an understatement. While there is no magic answer, this book will give you, your board and your team strategies for scaling that produce results. This is not a book of fancy words and empty promises; it is a book written by someone who has been there and done it, has the battle scars to prove it and is prepared to share the secrets of that success with others.”

Margaret Manning OBE,
former chair of the UK-ASEAN Business Council

“The strategies in Scale at Speed are really helpful if you want to grow quickly and sustainably, whether you’re setting up your first or your fiftieth business.”

Oliver Cookson, Founder, Myprotein

“In Scale at Speed, Velarde has provided those who lead in organisations with the critical roadmap for growth, from the long-term strategic to the short-term tactical.”

Gary A. Bolles, Chair for the Future of Work,
Singularity University

“Felix Velarde has been advising People Centered Internet through the transition to my chairmanship from our founding chair, Vint Cerf. Our mission is to make the world a better place for all – and as global organisation we need to be highly effective. The tools and principles he describes in detail in Scale at Speed have proven practical, sound and achievable at every step. Read this book, you won’t regret it.”

Mei Lin Fung, Chair and Co-founder,
People Centered Internet

“Felix has distilled some of the best strategies he’s learnt over 25 years of leading businesses of varying sizes, into an easy to read framework. He expertly lays out the journey a business needs to undertake to scale. He breaks it down into digestible steps, allowing you to achieve your goals via well structured frameworks and engaging stories along the way. I highly recommend you read this book to help you triple your business in two years, as many of his clients have, without stressing your employees or creating burnout.”

Drew Ellis, Founder,
Great British Business Festival & Like Minds