Vision

How To Sharpen Your Business Vision

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[…]

Legacy

Legacy And Strategy

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[…]

hustle

The Rolling Stones… And Hustle

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[…]

employees

Employees As Secret Weapons

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[…]