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Head, Heart, and Hands

Head, Heart, and Hands. You’ve got all three, and so does everyone else. Sometimes, without meaning too, we can focus too much of our time and energy on just one aspect of who we are, neglecting what it means to be human. We are human beings. Not human doings. From personal development to transformational leadership.

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Launching a Startup? Avoid these 5 Common Mistakes

Having a great business concept and executing it effectively aren’t mutually exclusive. However, my experience working with startups has taught me that there is much more to it than a good idea, passion and work ethic. Simple planning and effective strategy can help you steer clear of these common pitfalls: 1) Lack of Focus Fear of.

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Who’s the half-wit?

If you’ve ever worked in B2B, selling into larger companies (middle market), you know the importance of getting as much of a view into your customer’s team and processes as early and as often as possible. They are very complex. Obviously, this can be a bit of a challenge. Recently, I was in a meeting with a large.

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To build, or not to build… that is the question.

As an entrepreneur, I have a lot of ideas. Some might be the next “great” thing and yet most, well they are probably just crap. And as an investor, I sit in a lot of meetings with early-stage companies who want to be convincing. And yet, when it comes to informing the product roadmap or.

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The Mexican Fisherman & The MBA

I came across this story recently and thought it worth sharing. The American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked.

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How to plan startup development with Happy Startup Canvas

In this article Dasha makes this statement; Have you noticed that many young entrepreneurs make more efforts to attract investors than get users for their product? Don’t be like them. It sends the wrong message of you caring more about how much your startup makes than how you can help people to address their pain.

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The Ten Principles Of Building Great Products

Isn’t it common sense that to build a great company you need a great product? Yet, too many people think that throwing lots of money into marketing and PR will sell products. But if the product isn’t good, all the storytelling and partnerships in the world will only end in wasted time and money. There.

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How To Convince Leaders To Avoid Business Plans When Validating New Ideas Strategyzer

In this article Kavi makes the following point; A business plan assumes you know all the answers for a given idea. That’s hardly the case. Teams spend hours and hours compiling fantastic forecasts, and will spend tons of money hiring people to build technology or products that have no evidence to support their success. You.

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The high cost of price discounts

This is from my former business coach at Vistage. One of my fav posts on the topic. I was talking recently with a client who was 30 days from the end of her fiscal year.  She was determined to post a year-over-year increase in sales. “We’re pulling out all the stops!  I have every salesperson.

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Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready

In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school. With the help of a friend, he started a magazine for students and made money by selling advertisements to local businesses. With only a little bit of money to get started, he ran the operation out of the crypt inside a local church. from Pocket.

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