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  • Your why may be your true north, but ...
    but how you shape the message must change as you growEvery touch point a customer or prospect has with your company will shape their view of you. A clear brand message across the...
  • Corporate ideology must change
    Corporate leaders have so much to loose. This is why they are so reluctant to tear down those walls of bureaucracy. No conventional management model will tackle the challenge No skunk works, co-creation, just-in-time,...
  • Entrepreneurship declines. Up is conglomeration
    A celebrated software company had managed to accumulate 600 vice presidents by the time it reached USD 4 billion in revenues . Early stage companies have a hard time staying...
  • Export is a model game, forget the product
    Use some of those 75% of the resources you spend on innovating your product on the business model instead. Particularly in exports.Put boldly, early stage exporters start out with hypotheses of copying the...
  • 21st century corporate innovation tools
    Familiar with the fear of failure or lack of speed in corporations? Although hard to accept, as a corporate innovator you can learn tremendously from startups. Here is why.   Corporation vs. startup A corporation is...
  • Team, product, or market? The X factor of growth
    There is this continuous debate on what matters the most. The right team, the product, or the market. Until recently, I would have argued the team before the product. If you ask entrepreneurs or VCs which is most...
  • Want valuable investors? Talk to them
    To get beyond a passive equity investor and capitalize on his know-how, network and other resources, early stage companies should formalize a scalable process for communicating with people close to your company. Here's a few sources: http://bit.ly/2wf3bet http://bit.ly/2wlu9jj http://bit.ly/2vANSdi http://bit.ly/2x0l2qs http://bit.ly/2xJl2IA http://bit.ly/2xuPLty :-)
  • Successful innovation? Forget corporate metrics
    If you make your innovation a hedging process - like we discussed here - then how do you lead and manage innovation? What are the particular ways of reversing the process to foster valuable innovation? Leading...
  • Next city. Think partnerships
    Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.Jane JacobsIn the near future I will run a workshop at a municipality in my...
  • Image as a burden: Changing how we change
    This Christmas I visited Amsterdam and Malene Dumas’ exhibition at Stedelijk Museum named 'Image as a burden’. What a title. In our world of imaging, picturing, documenting and producing manifests of what we believe, the opinion of...

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Targeting specifically early-stage entrepreneurs the list still serves as as a way of breaking the ice, getting an initial understanding of the issues. Thanks to Steve Blank, HBR, Ask the VC and many other sources for making up the platform for this list of sources. The list has since been updated by ‘you’. Anyone who will contribute to af brush-up of the list is so welcome.

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