Here are 40 pointers for Scaling Up Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Fortune: The greatest business decisions of All Time. Hire fewer people but pay them more. No team is so big that it cant be fed with two pizzas. If more than one person is accountable, then no one is accountable, and thats when…Read moreRead more
40 Business Secrets you wont find under MBA Class….
The call of the Open Sea…
There are predictable evolution and revolutions as an organization grows. These are dictated by the increasing complexity that comes with adding employees,customers,product lines,the locations,etc. Handling a company’s growth successfully requires three things; a) An increasing number of capable leaders. b) A Scalable Infrastructure c) The ability to navigate certain market dynamics. If these factors are…Read moreRead more
For each person who cares enough to make something, who is bold enough to ship it, who is generous enough to say, “here, I made this,”… There are ten people who say, “I could have done it better.” A hundred people who say, “Who are you to do this?” A thousand people who say,…Read moreRead more
What are corporations for..?
The purpose of a company is to serve its customers. Its obligation is to not harm everyone else. And its opportunity is to enrich the lives of its employees. Somewhere along the way, people got the idea that maximizing investor return was the point. It shouldn’t be. That’s not what democracies ought to seek in…Read moreRead more
Sold or bought…?
Some things are bought–like bottled water, airplane tickets and chewing gum. The vendor sets up shop and then waits, patiently, for someone to come along and decide to buy. Other things are sold–like cars, placement of advertising in magazines and life insurance. If no salesperson is present, if no pitch is made, nothing happens….Read moreRead more
Explore Experience Audit…
When was the last time you went to a supermarket and watched customers look at your product?when was the last time you were a mystery shopper for your own products or service? If managers would call their own customer services lines and have to wait forever,trapped in “voice mail jail” those truly committed to…Read moreRead more
The 3 Decisions That Made Mandela a Truly Great Leader
Only a handful of people in a century command the global authority that Nelson Mandela does. These three crucial judgments cemented his greatness. Nelson Mandela’s life story has long since become a legend, one that transcends borders, race, language, or culture. His leadership truly belongs to the world. It would be absurd–let alone disrespectful to…Read moreRead more
Run your own race…
The rear view mirror is one of the most effective motivational tools ever created. There’s no doubt that many people speed up in the face of competition. We ask, “how’d the rest of the class do?” We listen for someone breathing down our necks. And we discover that competition sometimes brings out our best. There’s…Read moreRead more
Adopt vs. adapt….
An early adopter seeks out new ideas and makes them work. An adapter, on the other hand, puts up with what he has to, begrudgingly. One is offense, the other is defense. One requires the spark of curiosity, the other is associated with fear, or at least hassle. Hint: it’s not so easy to sell…Read moreRead more