Scaling your company requires planning, timing, and a good amount of hustle. 

This month, Communitech is excited to welcome Huggy Rao, Stanford professor and author of Market Rebels and Scaling Up Excellence.

Professor Rao has published widely in the fields of management and sociology and studies the social and cultural causes of organizational change. In his research, he studies three sub-processes of organizational change: a) creation of new social structures, b) the transformation of existing social structures, and c) the dissolution of existing social structures. His recent work investigates the role of social movements as motors of organizational change in professional and organizational fields.

Rao and his Stanford colleague Robert Sutton devoted seven years to studying how the best leaders and teams spread constructive beliefs, behaviors, and practices from those who have them to those who need them. Rao will talk about those findings and share insights on scaling excellence in your company.


7:30 am – Sign in & Breakfast 

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Formal Presentation

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