Essential Lessons for Founders: Scaling Your Startup with the Right People

By now you have heard this a gazillion times: The lore of the lone founder is not only exaggerated but plain wrong. Companies are built by groups of dedicated people, …

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Essential Lessons for Founders: Tackle Strategy Early On

Founders often smirk when they hear people talk about strategy, strategic planning, or any other term prefaced with “strategy/strategic.” In a world that constantly shifts in the blink of an …

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Thriving in an Exponential World (and Making a Difference Doing So!)

“May you live in interesting times.” —Chinese Proverb This (somewhat liberally translated) Chinese proverb is something you hear often in Silicon Valley these days. Some say it is a curse. …

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Thinking in Technicolor and the Art of Receiving Feedback

I recently discussed nurturing an exponential mindset and why that is important. To further help you adopt that expanded way of thinking, I’ve identified a couple of critical pre-cursors to …

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Nurturing an Exponential Mindset: Two Lessons on How to Expand Your Thinking

In the US, we have a saying (which I first heard from my former Mozilla colleague David Asher): If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. …

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Creating Business Models for an Exponential Age

In economics, one of the most famous and taught concepts is the demand curve—it depicts the relationship between price and quantity (high price, few buyers; low price, many buyers). Typically …

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