Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business
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Ten Principles that Drive Effective Collaboration | CustomerThink

This is an interesting article by Graham Hill for customerthink.com. Clearly it is aimed at Corporate organizations, but much of what is discussed is as valid for small companies that need to collaborate with other small companies in order to anchor their niche within a broader context. Indeed, whereas a large company cannot achieve optimum success if its departments do not collaborate, small companies cannot survive without this skillset.

 

For small companies, the biggest takeaways here could be this excerpt:

 

“Collaboration is not a business end in itself. It is a means to an end. And that end is better business results. Collaboration should focus on where it can have the biggest impact on achieving business results. These are typically those parts of the business where there is lots of dynamic information, where decisions are complex and where those decisions have far-reaching consequences. Collaboration shouldn’t be shoehorned into every discussion, dialogue and decision if it isn’t warranted to get the desired results.”

 


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The New Startup Model: Nail It Then Scale It

The New Startup Model: Nail It Then Scale It | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

Great piece, excellent advice and strategy!

 

"I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers."

 

Here's the bottomline:

 

At the heart of it, to be a successful entrepreneur you have to be totally customer centric, and learn to change and adapt as fast as the market. The pace of change in the marketplace is escalating, so entrepreneurs have to improve their ability to deal with change.

 

At the same time, more entrepreneurs are jumping into the fray, and less money is available from investors. It’s time for a new startup model. In my view, savvy “super angel” investors such as Mike Maples, Jr., and leading incubators such as Y Combinator, are already on this one. How far behind is your startup?

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/martinzwilling/2011/09/18/adopt-the-new-startup-model-nail-it-then-scale-it/


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