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Do you miss the forest for the trees? Are you sometimes nearsighted when it comes to your work? Good business vision can help you see the entire picture. Children are told to eat their carrots to improve their vision but entrepreneurs need to eat their strategy carrots to improve their vision, too. Some entrepreneurs become fixated[…]
A recent conversation about ancestry got us thinking about legacy and how it influences our future. Many times, we’ve seen history repeat itself because we’ve not learned from it. This applies to business history, too. Having your own business can feel like a series of rapid prototyping projects. We keep testing until we get the[…]
Do you hustle? No, not this hustle. Generally, do you hustle? Do you take a hard look at your business, your business environment and use experimentation to navigate your way forward? It’s time to look for outside inspiration: The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones have been hustling since 1962 and this exhibition drives that point home for[…]
Fear. We all experience it. Occasionally, fear gets the better of us. Naturally, we look upon it with an unkind eye but we should rethink that. In business, it is possible to be afraid of any number of things: failure, success, growth, making mistakes, rejection, the unknown, change, etc. Fear can be crippling if we are[…]
Previously, we’ve talked about the Lean Canvas Model, building block questions, value propositions, pivots and empathy. The one thing that’s key to success as we build and grow our businesses? Employees. It turns out we won’t be successful until we’ve convinced our teams to come along for the ride. 51% of employees are looking for a job at any one[…]
Half empty or half full? It’s a question to test who is an optimist. However, the better question is: does it matter if the glass is half empty or half full? That’s not meant to be a philosophical question to ask at a dinner party. It is a question that’s used for when you are evaluating[…]
Passion got you to a certain point and passion will always carry you in your business. Passion for your business, however, shouldn’t blind you to being focused while running your business. In this post, we talked about knowing when to hold and knowing when to fold. In other words, it’s about the beauty and strength[…]
Remember this post? As you recall, we talked about how metrics can matter for your business strategies. There are any number of ways you can measure the life and health of your business. We all know what our pulse rate should be and therefore, knowing your metrics is like knowing your pulse rate. If your[…]
One of the hardest things to do with your business is to figure out what or when to pivot. It’s really difficult to decide what you should no longer do. There is a temptation to keep putting effort, resources or time into something even though experience shows that it is no longer a wise thing[…]
This is a very old cartoon, originally about project management, but it applies to how well oiled your business machine is. It never fails to amuse mainly because we’ve all lived it. But, it also never fails to be painful because we’ve all lived it. In this post, we talked about the Lean Canvas Model and[…]