Tag: Entrepreneurship

Infinite players frustrate their competitors
Simon explains the importance of playing the infinite game, while giving real examples from companies like Microsoft and Apple. The goal is not to beat your competition, but to outlast your competition.
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Be the person you’d want to work with
There are all kinds of ways to organize a team. In my experience, groups that invest in growing together, encouraging one another, and holding each other accountable create better products and more fulfilled human beings. Granted, this is easier said than done. We people are like labyrinths and often...
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The best customers
“Experience has shown that our best customers are ones who have as much respect for our time as we have for theirs.” – Alex King
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The best place to succeed
“The best place to succeed is where you are with what you have.” – Charles Schwab
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On partnerships
Every business owner wears several hats. There is no exception. Therefore, choosing a partner isn’t about design or code.  A partner must be both willing and able to invest in a collection of hats to wear. My business partner and I met in university. We had a complimentary skill set, shared contracts,...
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On value pricing
Track your time, but bill your value. 
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The ethics of hourly billing
“…hourly billing is inherently unethical. The client’s best interests are served by a quick resolution, but the consultant’s best interests are served by a lengthy encampment. That isn’t what I’d call a partnership.” – Alan Weiss
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Hire for excellence
My business partner sent me this article called, The Inside Story: 5 Secrets To Pixar’s Success. A brief and enlightening read.  Point number 5 is the one that really floored me, though.   I’ve pasted it below: Hire for Excellence. When Pixar is evaluating potential hires they look for three traits:...
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