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Take the next turn…

Take the next turn…

On the road, the signposts stop when you reach your destination, but in business I’m not sure anyone ever stops travelling. We always have to communicate about what we are delivering, about what we could deliver, and continue to build the relationships that are needed for business to thrive. 

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Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Poke the Box is described as a manifesto about “starting” by making commitments and making things happen. When I work with businesses sometimes they don’t start, they are waiting – for things to be perfect, waiting for the opportunity to be clearer, waiting for demand for product to arrive.

Sometimes we have to develop the product and then create the demand that it deserves.

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Better Before Bigger by Nick Cramp

Better Before Bigger by Nick Cramp

Better Before Bigger, Rethinking Business Success by Nick Cramp is a book designed for the owners and leaders of what Nick described as “adolescent” businesses.

It is in these businesses that Nick can make the biggest difference. If you run a business there will have been a time when it felt as though it was growing up, you were having to converse with older, more established businesses but without any of the experience, they had.

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Whoops, Apocalypse

Whoops, Apocalypse

We don’t plan to fail and we like to think that we are in control of our own destiny in a way that allows us to bring things back when they slip. Hoping that things will work out is the optimists’ curse, fearing that they won’t is the pessimists’ curse.

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It’s Just a Checklist

It’s Just a Checklist

I don’t mention anything about technology, software, hardware, process design and so on. All of these things can help to support how a process is implemented, but none of them can design the process, nor its purpose.

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