Design for Quick Feedback

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth” – Mike Tyson The great thing about business is that you can test ideas quickly to see if what you think or want to do is valuable. Small tests done quickly to get feedback from customers will go a long way towards pursuing orContinue reading “Design for Quick Feedback”

Be Careful How You Grow in 2018

New Years always feels so fresh with anticipation. We close the books for the previous year and reconnected with friends and family over the holidays. Then there is this new outlook of opportunities. Exciting. I am thinking about a lot of different fronts for growth, as are many people I know. Growing revenue. Growing teams.Continue reading “Be Careful How You Grow in 2018”

Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Contingency Experts

The best laid plans will not work out. We don’t live in Eden. We live in a world where there are good intentions, but life gets in the way. Things go wrong all the time. And for the entrepreneur, the person pioneering on the frontier of ideas and seeking to make them happen in reality,Continue reading “Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Contingency Experts”

Strategies to Hack Uncertainty

Everything you know right now probably won’t be intact in a few years. There are too many changes and forces that are acting on your present version of reality. And the pace is only picking up. Simply look at people’s LinkedIn and see how fast they are switching jobs. Or do your research on wages,Continue reading “Strategies to Hack Uncertainty”

Does Perfect Planning Make Perfect Sense

It is really difficult to meet someone who has had a linear, planned out, perfect life, much less a predictable planned week. The number of variables to manage are too vast. The accident you did not plan for happened. The new competitor who got to market faster was not on the roadmap. Reality did notContinue reading “Does Perfect Planning Make Perfect Sense”

Does Perfect Planning Make Life Perfect?

It is really difficult to meet someone who has had a linear, planned out, perfect life, much less a predictable planned week. The number of variables to manage are too vast. The accident you did not plan for happened. The new competitor who got to market faster was not on the roadmap. Reality did notContinue reading “Does Perfect Planning Make Life Perfect?”