Tagged: strategy

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Wild Horse Management

Having started and managed a business that went through more than one phase of rapid growth, I recently read a short Zen story that resonated, this time from Buddhaimonia.com “A horse suddenly came galloping quickly...

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Playing Football Without Goals

Before I founded my business, I created a full written business plan. I repeated the exercise annually, though in the last 10 years I reduced it to a shortened key points version though still...

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90% of business is business

When I started my previous company, as a multimedia software distributor, I had no experience of the technology industry. My previous work experience had been doing export sales of pharmaceuticals and canned foodstuffs to...

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The End of Quality – Part 2

There is a joke about two guys hiking in the woods when they suddenly see a bear looking at them. The first one says, “What shall we do?” The second guy says, “Run.” The...

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The End of Quality – Part 1

For many years it was assumed that ‘quality’ (whatever that meant) was a potential source of competitive advantage. Whilst goals such as zero-defects and ease of use are still necessary goals, I believe that...

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Exploration vs. Exploitation

Building a business requires both of these two activities. Whilst they are not mutually exclusive activities they often appeal to different personality types. This is one of the key reasons why you need a...