Very very very good read. This can help make your business get over the hump and go to bigger and better places. Some of the things this article said were you are going to need to get a nice office space, cause your gonna need somwhere bigger than your garage. And it said you are going to need to upgrade some of your systems whether that be computers, phones or programs.
I read this and thought that this was very helpful to business's that market using email, because that email you send could be the first impression on the customer you send it too, so the subject line is key because its the first part of the email they will see. So you have to make it a good one that will keep the customers reading.
Strategy needs to evolve. As Rita Gunther McGrath explains in her new book, The End of Competitive Advantage, strategy is now a game that looks more like World of Warcraft then the game of kings. You never actually win, but are always questing, gaining new skills and resources along the way and continually seeking the next challenge.Often, a vision has a shelf life. And that’s the problem with a vision, it’s almost impossible to distinguish it from a delusion. Furthermore, it is prone to survival bias—we remember the few that succeed, but the legions of failures are mostly lost to history..
I read this becasue Strategy is key in the business world, you always have to come up with different strategies to please different kinds of people. Its turning somewhat into survival bias, because we are only remembering the few that succeed.
Having a business partnership solves a lot of problems. the business investment is shared and therefore the pressure on initial investments is lessened (How to Make Your Business Partnership Work and What to Avoid!
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I thought that this could benefit people that want to be high up there in management.
With this erosion of strict authority structures in organisations, the question then becomes: If leaders and managers are no longer in the comfortable position of dictating policy, products or direction, how can they make effective change?
They have to win people over, that's how. They have to constantly persuade others to go along with their ideas. In short, leaders have to negotiate with practically everyone.
While negotiation may be the best way to work out differences, there may be times when you’re better off simply making a decision and acting on it. If you’re in a leadership position, this may mean doing things your way regardless of the concerns or interests of the other party or parties.
Ever feel as if, in the quest to get everything done, you're not quite doing enough?
For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old colleagues takes time--time that could be spent doing your actual job or bonding with new coworkers.
I read this becasue this article was telling you things you can get done inside and outside of the office. And this said to spend less time corresponding with old colleagues, when you could be using some of that time bonding with new coworkers or doing your actual job.
Too many of us get caught up in putting out fires, wasting time on tasks that don’t really matter, and using our time ineffectively and haphazardly. But when you start to think about yourself as a steward of the eight precious work hours you have during the day, your work habits can’t help but become more streamlined and purposeful.
Following are seven hacks that can save you an hour or more each and every day, when applied consistently.
I found this interesting because it told you ways to make your site better which in return will promote products and things of yours better. It was a good read. And with a better site means more people will likely go on it.