A great short briefing by Mark Brinkerhoff on how starting with a sketch saves money; he uses a simple HVAC design example but the technique is broadly applicable.
What skills do you need to influence the way other people think? Angel Rampy, business coach at Success Through Learning, covers the different levels from which we influence moving us from “telling” to “collaborating”. She shares tips for strengthen our ability to influence others. Here are a couple of interesting video snippets from her …
Birds of a feather flock together: in addition to asking for referrals, entrepreneurs exploring a new market are well advised to ask early prospects what groups or communities they belong to. Here are some techniques we have found useful for getting oriented to a subculture or community of practice.
In February 2010 Derek Sivers gave a great talk on “How to Start a Movement” that offered some important tips for leaders and but offered the surprising conclusion that concluded that the most important and underappreciated key to a successful movement was the follower’s courage to follow and ability to show others how to follow.
Some models I like for change management in organizations. Startup entrepreneurs frequently have to navigate the challenges managing change as a part of the sales process. Intrapreneurs should find this list useful as well. I welcome any suggestions for additions, refinements, or improvements.