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On May 25, 2011, Howard Dernehl, Moe Arnaiz, Charles Baugh and Sean Murphy recap Drucker's article "Managing Oneself" followed by examples of how they have incorporated how they learn and their strengths into their business. View the recorded discussion https://vimeo.com/208883392 "Managing Oneself" by Peter Drucker This short seminal article by [...]
From time to time I run into a business card that makes me think. Here's one that I will model as I update my own cards. Also check out some cool business cards from last year. Back:
Call-in Book Review recorded on May 11, 2011 Charles Baugh, Terry Frazier and Sean Murphy recap Dan Roams' "Back of the Napkin" followed by examples of how they have incorporated informal drawings into our business communication and collaboration. View the recorded session Buy NOW The Back of the Napkin: Solving [...]
Please leave your comments on the book ... Did you find Dan Roam's The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures insightful? What was one piece of advice you took away from it? Do you have any questions about the book?
Hope to see you on Monday, May 23, 2011 in San Francisco, CA for the Second Startup Lessons Learned conference. The day-long event will feature a mix of panels and talks focused on the key challenges and issues that technical and market-facing people at startups need to understand in order [...]
To many of the current incubators seem focused on “on hit wonder” startups designed to be acquired quickly. Apps are the new pop songs and the incubators are the music labels, stoking the star maker machinery. […]
After every Bootstrapper Breakfast® we E-mail all of the participants and ask them for "one thing you learned at the breakfast." Georgi Dagnall left a nice comment after Steve Blank visited on Friday (I have added some links for context) Sean suggested that I read the book, Four Steps to [...]
The recent troubles at Cisco have prompted a lot of commentary on the Cisco alumni e-mail list. One of the more thoughtful analyses was posted by Larry Lang (@llang629), who spent more than a decade at Cisco in a variety of positions. His last was as VP and General Manager [...]
I recently took part in a small reunion of folks who worked on the "router software release" team at Cisco in the early years and I took it as an opportunity to jot down some rules of thumb I learned, mostly the hard way, about managing software releases. There is [...]
We had a great Bootstrapper Breakfast® in February in Milpitas with Isaac Garcia, CEO of Central Desktop, speaking very candidly about the challenges of Bootstrapping Central Desktop and some lessons learned. Bob Gerughty mentioned after the meeting that he had run into someone who remembered him from a comment he [...]
Second place in a market can still allow a company to be profitable and growing. Second place in a lawsuit can impact not only profits and growth but viability.
Failure To Thrive: “We need another two weeks to add this one last feature.” This mindset of hesitation kills more products than any competitor. […]