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 in February of 2018: The Shape of Firms to Come: Key Values and Architectural Philosophy
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 against looking for investment when you have a business that both merits and needs investment to grow. Where entrepreneurs often waste time is looking for early validation from investors instead of prospects A second mistake they make is not understanding the return on investment expectations the investor has: at the end of the day a bona fide investor is not interested in control but very interested in how, when, and how much you pay them back.