How to Start a Business in 1 Step

For this post I wanted to write about how to start a business in a few steps. My first headline was How to start a business in 1-million steps to make a mockery of the Solve your most heinous problem in n-steps meme, but thought better of it, ‘as people in glass...

The Process is Tedious

I met with a client partnership recently. The partnership comprised of John and Jim (names changed to protect the guilty), and I asked how they felt the process we were following, one based on Lean Start-up principles, was going. Whereas John thought the process was...

Is All Business Growth Good?

There is pressure on businesses to grow, especially those businesses on the share market as increased profits drive dividend distributions and increases in share price. But is all growth good? Do all businesses, for example, the corner dairy, need to grow? If the...

In Search of Suckers

Here’s a great article, a bit long maybe, but here’s a quote to get you started, “Quietly, without fanfare, the advice business has been hijacked. New gurus armed with nothing more than pens, podiums, and a tremendous shamelessness have co-opted what...

The Purpose of Business

Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two—and only these two—basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of...

Constant Innovation

One thing is certain for developed countries—and probably for the entire world—we face long years of profound changes. An organization must be organized for constant change. It will no longer be possible to consider entrepreneurial innovation as lying outside of...