Posts tagged “planning”

Arcing abundance and the future of limits

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What does the Singularity invite us to ignore?

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Now

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What changes if all we intend to give, is given now, instead of the future?

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Labyrinth’s tangle

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Bad is born of unbridled good. Wicked good is barely bridled.

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Foundations for air castles

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For impact investment to thrive, the castle needs a foundation.

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Three responses to recession

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How pressing, playing the odds, and driving results changes the game.

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Overview of Business+Strategy Posts

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This category covers issues in business and strategy for entrepreneurs, SMEs and large corporations.

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Convert core competencies for value creation

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To enjoy consistently superior performance, you need to know where to focus your practice.

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Strategic fit of place

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Strategic fit, between the character of place and local industries, increases investment success.

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Coach a bully CEO

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Brilliant CEOs look like bullies. Good boards know better.

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The future of now

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What you anticipate in the future is a product of your past and everything you count meaningful right now.

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Key ways story-arcs change business strategy

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The best writers arc their stories to intriguing and unexpected ends. Can we arc businesses too?

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Set up your mind for better decisions

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Our ability to understand issues is increasing exponentially but our mental hardwiring isn't being upgraded. We understand more every day but instinctively respond to events like monkeys.

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Synchronizing greatness

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Here’s an unsolved riddle: How do we get the minds of widely dispersed, brilliant people to focus on critical problems/opportunities? How do we synchronize greatness?

Dave Pollard brought this up a few days ago. He writes:

“… we don’t need …

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Observing our moments instead of the future

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Might seeking a future be short-sighted if it keeps us from seeing where we are?

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What’s in?

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Retro post: September 12, 2004

(A Billy Collins poem. Rated PG)

Purity

My favourite time to write is in the late afternoon,
weekdays, particularly Wednesdays.
This is how I go about it:
I take a fresh pot of tea into …

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Planning: Goals versus resolutions

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"To-do" versus "To-be"

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Where questions are windows not battering rams

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Pursuing definitive answers often erodes principles.

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People first. Marketers … later.

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I’ve hit a snag with the Foundation Series. It reads like crap.

I’m still wobbly on what I ought to say so I default to obfuscation. Orwell said it best, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.” I’m …

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Optimize the ride

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Past, present, future: What of strategy?

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Better with less?

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Malcolm Gladwell tells a story about symphony auditions. Until relatively recently, auditions required the player to walk out in front of the judges, sit down and perform. And while the pool of players was racially diverse and often included women, …

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Life is now

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The only moment for color, joy, love, and grace is now.

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Skeleton of a plan

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Johnie Moore on Hugh on marketing:

1. The tone of invitation. No hard sell, just the presentation of an interesting idea to take or leave as you please. No grandiose posturing.

2. The sprit of experiment. Selling isn’t all about

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All parables, all together

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Compiling a list of lessons, this post presents a series of parables on entrepreneurism, perfect-for-purpose, and peerless innovation.

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One creator, one piece, one city

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I had a great conversation with Albert. Instantly piqued, I pummelled him with loads of questions:

How much advertising? None. Just word of mouth.

How long in business? 26 years.

How long just buying one piece of each creation?

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Feed: Tailored by you, for me

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This is stunning.

I’m sure it will gum up in a matter of weeks, silly people will pile on the crap and Fred will abandon the feed but what a cool innovation. It’s such a great way to reach into …

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Writing business plans

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Lately I’ve been asked about writing business plans. Rather than bomb through all I’ve said, go here instead.

He’s done a good job, my contacts are gritty, and at 8:59 my bed is looking really fine.…

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The best sort of blue

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The good part of Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.

The best part of the book is their Strategy Canvas. That paradigm alone is worth the …

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The overview

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Having caught their attention with the 60-second pitch, you immediately followed with the 5-minute version and now you’re invited to do a full-blast presentation. How to?

Again, Bill Joss and Fast Company nail down next steps.

Before you get to

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Presenting the bigger small picture: A racetrack analogy

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The five-minute rundown, big brother of the 60-second pitch.

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60-second pitch: The three biggest mistakes

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This is the last of three street-level bits of advice on pitch giving. Previously covered are 10 points for outlining your pitch and the first 10 seconds of the 60 second pitch. The three mistakes discussed today are just …

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60-second pitch: The 10 point outline

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Forsaking the metaphysical (1,2,3), today we get into the tangibles of a 60-second pitch. For this I leaned heavily on the advice of Bill Joss and an article in Fast Company called Perfecting Your

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Put the pitch together

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Yesterday I laid out Brad Feld’s/Chris Wand’s 13 questions for entrepreneurs and said they would lay the groundwork for a ripping good pitch. Trouble is, once you do that work, all you really get is a ripping big pile of …

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13+ questions for pitchers

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I’m on the hunt for guidance on the all important, little exercised art of 60-second pitching. Yesterday’s initial landscape got me started but I still need to put the pitch together.

In June of last year Brad Feld scooped from …

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The quest for a 60-second pitch

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One of my friends is a teacher. He’s told me many times that the best way to learn something is to explain it to someone else. Well I want to learn to do a 60-second pitch, so here goes.

Over …

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Info by the ship-load

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Oh hey, this looks pretty good! Aggregation a la PEI.

Robert Paterson and Jevon MacDonald have started Marketing Filter and it has the promise of being an helpful sift technology.

Some interesting points are raised in the comments. In …

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Barborous writing

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I’ve worked with several entrepreneurs. It surprised me to realize how few of them write well.

Writing well would come in handy on a blog – of course. But writing emails, presentations, proposals, and business plans each require a steady …

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Scratch this niche

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Today’s National Post reports that half of Canada’s 2.5 million entrepreneurs are hoping to retire in the next 15 years. A whopping 500,000 plan to retire in the next five years.

That’s nearly half of Canada’s small business owners and …

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Eat right, eat less, and exercise more.

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The principles of successful diets applied to successful business.

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Faxes, memos and apathy

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Am still reading Jared Diamond’s, “Guns, Germs, and Steel.” Am still intrigued by the idea of tribal business.

Diamond runs through an ambitious description of social evolution. He works up from roving bands of nomads all the way to sophisticated …

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Boutiqu-ing

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the tension between firm size and firm mobility. As the story narrowed in to the conclusion, I mentioned my concern that the sift experiment might become a bit busy. sift might turn into …

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abbr. resume

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My name is Jeremy Heigh. I am a husband, father, son, brother, friend, reader, thinker, economist, investor, gamer, artist, writer, and young man.

I liked school and have three degrees. The last is an M.Sc. in environmental economics. I enjoy …

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Google, googleguy & sift

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I’ve used Google for a long time but never really looked behind the interface. Now that I have, I see a whole world back there that I need to understand. My first clue came when I read their mission statement …

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