Entries tagged "Execution"

When it comes to entrepreneurs there are entrepreneurs and there are ulcerpreneurs. The entrepreneurs favor a fast pace and quantity over quality while the ulcerpreneurs favor insomnia, insanity and bleeding ulcers over serenity. General Patton said it best when he said, “Holy Crap! Look at all those Indians!’ Oh, no, sorry about Read More

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How Do You Know If You’re Business Is Doing Great? As a business coach, I’d ask, “How’s Business.” The standard answer, “Great!” Then the deeper question, “How do you know?’ “Because our revenue is up 10% and we’re turning a profit.” Me: “Well that’s great if your business was a top performer against peers last Read More

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There are multiple reasons that outsourced development is gaining momentum and they include: Scale – Strong software resources are scarce and difficult to find. Good outsourced solutions can scale quickly.  Our teams at 10Pearls for instance are usually coding full speed ahead within two weeks of signing a contract. Team Fit Risk Read More

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In the world, there are certain immutable physical laws. We  all know them.  You know, you’ve got your Newton’s Law of Gravity, your  Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Moore’s Law…and now there’s Mr Cranky's Theorem of Agita and Angst. Newton – What goes up will come down Einstein – E = mc2 Moore – Computing performance will double every 2 Read More

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There are more than a few false beleifs that first time founders painfully learn are not true. Here are five lessons that are more easily learned in print than in practice. 1.    Pursue Your Passion – Pursue your passion as long as you are a multi-millionaire or your passion is bankable. If Read More

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I hate to cut the lawn, so I don’t do it.  Here’s why: I spend a couple of hours and the lawn looks great for a day or two.  Yet in a week, I know I’m going to get out there again, sweat my butt off with the gnats, mosquitos Read More

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If leaders could only see ourselves through the eyes of others, we might understand why a recent Conference Board study found that less than 1/2 of US workers are happy with their jobs. It’s easy to see the faults of others and difficult to confront our own.  So here’s a list Read More

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Internal Business Meetings Suck. They’re boring. They take a long time. They’re not fun. Nothing gets done. If you feel that way you’re doing it wrong.  Some tips for better meetings. Promptness - Close the door and start on time. Do something fun, share something interesting, make the beginning of the meeting Read More

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