Starting before you feel ready is a formula for success. In other words, faster is better.
James Clear has written an excellent article which is a thought-provoking read entitled “Successful People Start Before They Feel Read
y”. It reflects the same sentiments that I expressed in an article written 20 years ago entitled “Faster Is Better
Here is how the James Clearr article starts:
In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school. With the help of a friend, he started a magazine for students and made money by selling advertisements to local businesses. With only a little bit of money to get started, he ran the operation out of the crypt inside a local church. Continue reading “Start Before You Feel Ready – Faster Is Better”
Not surprisingly the first question everyone is asking about the Google Chromebook Pixel is Would you pay $1300 for a cloud-centric laptop?
This is all about the launch of this impressive laptop that everyone is talking about. Continue reading “Pricing Is The Last Thing The Customer Should Be Thinking About”
At the start of a new year, it is almost inevitable that you will try to guess how the future will evolve. It is also well known that forecasting is dangerous and most often wrong. How can you guess what surprises may be ahead of you? Perhaps the best advice is to generate as many ideas as you can so that you maximize the chance that at least one of these ideas will be close to what develops. Continue reading “Guessing The Future – Provocation Sparks Creativity”
This article first appeared in May 2004 and is here reproduced with minor revisions.
Choosing the company name is one of the most important strategic decisions in the life of a company. A SWOT analysis
is used to analyze strategic decisions, particularly comparing with the competition. SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
Unless you do a SWOT analysis to examine your company strategy versus the competition, then you’re like the simple, trusting child walking through the dark woods and whistling to keep away the hobgoblins. Equally your company name analysis should check the SWOT implications. Continue reading “Company Name Analysis using SWOT”
In the US, eMarketer reports
that online advertisers are tending to invest more money and time in branding advertisements than those advertisers in the same industries in the UK. Why is it that US advertisers are investing more in branding campaigns and less in direct response marketing? Continue reading “Direct Response or Branding Advertising – which works better”
The speed of change in business is accelerating and the volume of data and information that comes to leaders of organizations is increasing exponentially. It can be overwhelming but mindlessly following a fixed strategic direction may be heading for extinction. That is why strategic leaders must be adaptive when circumstances demand this. They must also continue to give strong leadership to their organizations. Continue reading “Adaptive Strategic Leaders – Balancing Stability and Change”
If you’re here to buy a SMM blog, they are on auction at flippa.com. Click on either of the two panels to the right to go directly to the relevant auction page. Alternatively contact Barry Welford on any questions you may have.
Continue reading “Strategic Pruning and Harvesting – SMM Blogs For Sale”
Focus, focus, focus is a phrase I have repeated often over the years to help business people and entrepreneurs define their business strategy. Peter Drucker coined the phrase more than fifty years ago and I still think it makes a lot of sense. The ZigZag Principle is put forward by Rick Christiansen as an approach to starting up and growing a business successfully. It was the sharp contrast between these two concepts that intrigued me enough to read Rick’s book.
Continue reading “Focus, Focus, Focus or Zig Zag”