Category: Challenge

Does the entrepreneur serve the idea or the idea the entrepreneur?

As an entrepreneur, my experience in getting ideas off the ground is that the process always provisions a solid dollop of struggle. The idea and its process arch back over themselves asking some difficult questions of their orchestrator.  This has led me to question whether we find ourselves or create ourselves in meandering through the… Read more »

The Messiness of Growth

I recently had independent discussions with the two entrepreneurs who are currently the CEO’s of two successful small businesses. The businesses have been running for 4 and 6 years respectively, have strong order books, growing client bases and positive cash-flow. Both of them talked openly about how the act of actively growing their businesses had… Read more »

Puzzle or Mystery and Management Implications

Commercial progress entails the ceaseless overcoming of both strategic and operational challenges. At the nub of each, is a problem that if not solved retards advancement of some sort. A useful way for management teams to engage problem solving is to divide them into three categories: Puzzles Mysteries A combination of or a transitioning between… Read more »