Why a CEO’s job is to design a strategy, not decide a strategy.

Too often we think of the work of creating a strategy as making a choice or decision. Creating a great strategy is not about deciding which is the best option amongst a list of alternatives. No such list of clear choices exists in today’s business world. Today the work of strategy needs to be approached as a design problem where various interdependent factors such as talent available, business intelligence, leadership, organizational structure, and the financial model are considered as a total Read more »

Bill Gross video Loaded w/Insights for start-ups!

        
– Let your business model be your best IP; meaning, create such a uniqe and powerful business model that it becomes your competitive edge. 
– Don’t rush a new market idea; be scrappy, stretch out your money, and…

         - Let your business model be your best IP; meaning, create such a uniqe and powerful business model that it becomes your competitive edge.  - Don't rush a new market idea; be scrappy, stretch out your money, and... Read more »

Actor and Entrepreneur Edward Norton on the Reality of a Start-Up

I hear a lot of people talk romantically and philisophically about being their own boss and starting a company.  However the reality of what a start-up feels like is very different than any romantic notion.
Edward Norton talks candid…

I hear a lot of people talk romantically and philisophically about being their own boss and starting a company.  However the reality of what a start-up feels like is very different than any romantic notion. Edward Norton talks candid... Read more »

Why “Venture Funds” Launched Inside Of Agencies Seldom Work

I’ve been really perplexed by one of the hottest new trends in agency land to create in-house “venture funds” for launching new companies.  Do these things really work?  Is this really how you start companies today? &nb…

I’ve been really perplexed by one of the hottest new trends in agency land to create in-house “venture funds” for launching new companies.  Do these things really work?  Is this really how you start companies today? &nb... Read more »

So are entrepreneurs crazy? Or just crazy enough? Great TED talk.

Joshua Walter’s short talk at TED is wroth injesting and contemplating. I’ve never met an entrepreneur that wasn’t just a little bit Bi-polar.
 

 

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37 Signals Co-Founder gets it right; the fundamentals of building a great company haven’t changed in the new VC world.

David Heinemeier Hansson speaks at start-up school on the importance of buidiing a company to make money vs. just to flip.  I have great admiration for the lesn start-up model and smart business thinking buy 37 signals.  Trust me, it is ver…

David Heinemeier Hansson speaks at start-up school on the importance of buidiing a company to make money vs. just to flip.  I have great admiration for the lesn start-up model and smart business thinking buy 37 signals.  Trust me, it is ver... Read more »

Do you have what it takes to start a company? See Entrepreneur flowchart

Today there is an abundance of ideas and and abundance of capital. The scarecity is in the availability of qualified entrepreneurs who can convert capital into a working company.
I get asked a lot about what it takes to become an Entrepreneur. &n…

Today there is an abundance of ideas and and abundance of capital. The scarecity is in the availability of qualified entrepreneurs who can convert capital into a working company. I get asked a lot about what it takes to become an Entrepreneur. &n... Read more »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new start-up Brand – Project 7.

Why?
 
Because they have integrated deep human truths of “doing good” in to the operatinng model. 

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