How To Tell A Great Employer From The Rest
Talk is cheap, as they say. How often have you seen something to the effect of “Our people are the most important part of our organization” or “The people who work here are our greatest asset” appear alongside a company’s career site? It’s everywhere and most of it sounds generic, unspecific, and exactly the same. What counts are the tangible things a company is willing to offer you in order to...
Why The Easy Way Is Almost Never The Right Way
We’re conditioned to follow the path of least resistance. We regularly make decisions based on the relative ease at which a respective task can be completed or accomplished. If something puts up too many obstacles, then we shift gears to something much less arduous. Yet, the great irony remains that we only truly value something when we’ve had to work for it. The harder it is the bigger sense of...
The only 2 ways to build a $100 million business →
With tens of thousands of new start-ups being created every year, the potential of a company to truly scale and become a large, stand-alone business is more crucial than ever before. A great product is always the foundation but a clear distribution strategy becomes essential to cut through the noise. So most early-stage VCs have started to evaluate investment opportunities with an imaginary...
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300...– Michael Jordan
How Small Wins Make A Big Difference
There’s a temptation to always look for quantum leaps in progress. We tend to be hard on ourselves when we feel as though we haven’t reached the pinnacle of the tower we’re trying to climb or can’t see any ‘big wins’ on the horizon. Yet, progress is rarely achieved in quantum leaps; actually, not even great leaps. Rather, progress is slow and consistent. Steve Jobs had a term for small wins – he...
The Power of Connections, Not Transactions
We could be excused for looking at most things simply as faceless transactions. If we need our car fixed we pay someone to fix it. When we need a morning coffee we buy one. Our goal is to have the most frictionless experience as possible – we’re in and out with no delay. The reality is though these aren’t transactions, but human interactions and connections. Despite the fact that we as a society...
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.– Proverb