This newsletter is devoted to practical advice for entrepreneurs on how to build, borrow, and keep trust.
While 2020 has been a year of withdrawal, 2021 promises to be a return to a “more normal” mode of operation. Great innovation and creativity often stream from periods of “withdrawal and return.” The break in regular routines can provide new and useful perspectives that are applicable to a range of conditions.
Growth is on everyone’s mind. These four blog posts focus on the ebb and flow of business, the fact that growth is rarely “more of the same” and often requires a change in structure and effective specialization. Sustained growth requires focused execution on the opportunities that are immediately in front [...]
Here are some key lessons I have learned from 12 years of blogging that has produced 1842 posts and 1,281,326 words. This post was also sent as the SKMurphy newsletter for October 2018. […]
This August 2018 newsletter is an update on what we’ve been up to, reflections on lessons learned, some adjustments at the half for 2018, and other plans for the near term. […]
This blog post is an overview of a series of blog posts on “The Shape of Firms to Come.” It’s an attempt to outline what I believe are key values that businesses will embrace to endure over the next 25 years. […]
The shape of firms to come: how existing inventions are likely to change the way we organize work in teams, business models, and our careers. How firms adapt to the rich spectrum of new inventions in their business models and how they organize themselves. I finally got this overview published [...]
There are few–if any–real secrets to entrepreneurial success. Most entrepreneurial secrets are hiding in plain sight, available to anyone who keeps their eyes and ears open and is willing to ask questions. […]
Our July 2017 Newsletter focused on key insights for entrepreneurs offered by Robert Pirsig in “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. If you have not had a chance to read it I would encourage you to put it on your summer reading list. […]
Our June 2017 Newsletter features four books entrepreneurs should consider for their Summer Reading 2017 list. I have included an additional four free books in our special offers section. […]
Our May 2017 Newsletter features four articles on new market exploration, one of the most difficult customer development challenges that entrepreneurs face. It requires strong interview, observation, and sense making skills. […]
It’s time to update your goals based on results to date. 2017 is now well underway and some goals you set for Q1 may need to be revisited and perhaps dropped or rescheduled for this quarter. Here is what happened in Q1 and what we have planned for Q2. [...]
We are mixing it up in 2017 with our email newsletter: we are going back to a monthly publication schedule but will dedicate one issue a quarter to a roundup of events and activities we have planned for the coming months and some key milestones our clients have achieved. […]
SKMurphy September 2015 Newsletter This blog post summarizes our September newsletter, you can subscribe to the monthly SKMurphy newsletter using the form at the right When and How to Seek Investment This month’s issue addresses when and how to make the transition from bootstrapping to seek investment. I am not [...]