If You Are Not the Winner Do This

Someone has to be the the winner. Someone has to be Facebook. Or Uber. Or Google. In our connected economy, we have a winner-take-all dynamic. It’s easier to consolidate and see a clear winner arise from leveraging a business system. However, what we see and are aware of is based on a success bias. We don’tContinue reading “If You Are Not the Winner Do This”

Effort And Results

We are told not to confuse the two – effort and results. It is not that they are opposed to each other. One is process. The other is outcome. Results depend on effort. Effort drives results. In the thick of your daily work, there is likely a lot of waste. It’s the noise from theContinue reading “Effort And Results”

Ready, Fire, Aim

  I’m pretty sure that some people impede any chance of success as an entrepreneur or business owner because of overanalysis. Visioning, selling and being action-oriented are what propels new businesses to grow. Analysis, deliberation and politicking are for the big, slow, top-heavy corporations that are getting spun around in this new economy. They areContinue reading “Ready, Fire, Aim”

Results And Caring

Doing excellent technical work is expected.  This is a minimum requirement to work on projects and get business with clients.  We are no longer limited by our choices to a local market of available talent.  We can work with anyone anywhere on the issues we face in our business.  We can measure results and decideContinue reading “Results And Caring”

Communicate When You Can’t Deliver

We live in an imperfect world where problems are always abundant.  Things just don’t work out the way we envision.  There are always obstacles.  Software breaks.  People disappoint.  Systems fail. I can accept the mishaps common in project work.  There are a lot of things that cannot be controlled, especially working with people and systems.Continue reading “Communicate When You Can’t Deliver”

Why I Am Not On LinkedIn Anymore

I agree with David Meerman Scott’s classic blog post, “Why I Am Not On LinkedIn” (David Meerman Scott removed the post and apparently joined LinkedIn, thus the link has been removed). I had been reading several of his books over the past several months and can appreciate his common sense approach to marketing. For me,Continue reading “Why I Am Not On LinkedIn Anymore”