Increase Your Luck Surface Area To Get More Customers

Jason Roberts 2010 “Luck Surface Area” model explains the need for entrepreneurs to combine time spent doing and developing expertise with time spent communicating with others. It’s a very useful and actionable insight. Unfortunately, the diagram he chose to illustrate the model assumes that entrepreneurs have an unlimited amount of [...]

By | 2019-04-12T15:47:16+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|Rules of Thumb, skmurphy|0 Comments

Quotes for Entrepreneurs March 2019

I collect these quotes for entrepreneurs from a variety of sources and tweet them on @skmurphy about once a day where you can get them hot off the mojo wire. At the end of each month I curate them in a blog post that adds commentary and may contain a [...]

By | 2019-04-01T02:45:21+00:00 March 30th, 2019|skmurphy|0 Comments

Thomas Schelling on Strategic Surprise

It’s been 17 years since the Sep-11-2001 attack and almost 77 years since the Dec-7-1941 Pearl Harbor attack that started World War 2. Both attacks achieved strategic surprise and had substantial long-term effects. What follows are some excerpts from the forward by Thomas Schelling Roberta Wohlstetter’s book “Pearl Harbor: Warning [...]

By | 2019-03-09T12:34:59+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Rules of Thumb, skmurphy|0 Comments