Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there. – Miles Davis While finishing and reflecting upon a recent post exploring leadership and the necessity of action, I was reminded how often the converse is true: There is also the necessity of inaction. Plenty of thought leaders and big thinkers have written of the power of […]
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The line for coffee was brutal this morning. In front of me were two neatly dressed guys from the same company. Let’s call them Dink and Duff. The attendant (barista?) double-checked Duff’s order with him. Hilarity ensued: Attendant: That was a medium right? Duff: Yes, medium. Dink: I heard you say large. You ordered large. […]
Besides a source of brainpower testing entertainment, HBO’s True Detective proved a source of inspiration in entrepreneurship for me recently. After some reflection, I realized it wasn’t just me – this was worth sharing. First, There’s the Dogged Determination of Entrepreneurship The most obvious lesson to be learned from Rust is found in his focus […]
In previous Small Business Tips posts, we’ve focused on more strategic than tactical ideas such as understanding the small business catch-22 and staying agile. Now it’s time to look at some tactical approaches. The purpose here is to help you examine the things in your business that are accepted as “routine” and then try to […]
In the introductory Small Business Tips post, we began to explore the advantages of being a small business. This idea and its accompanying truths are along the lines of what is taught by Lean Startup guru, Eric Reis. In short, stop thinking about what you don’t have. Start thinking about what you do have. Now, […]