Startup and Small Business Tip: Don’t Chase Your Own Tail Ross | January 14th, 2010

We laugh when we see dogs chasing their own tail – it looks funny and we wonder in amazement why they don’t understand that they’re chasing THEIR tail.

Some startups and small businesses (we’ve made this mistake from time to time at crowdSPRING) do the same thing – by focusing on distractions and things that are ultimately not important – as I discuss in the following short video.

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  • James Dougal

    Ha… like watching videos in blogs…

  • Daniel

    I think this is wise advice, bit it would be nice if you were specific about examples. If today’s internet businesses are about transparency, then rather than speaking in metaphores, you should explain what some of the these “shiny objects” that distracted you were.

  • Chris

    I agree with Daniel. A very nice video but it would be a whole lot better with some examples of the distractions that wasted time and effort. Thanks for the video though, much appreciated. Keep them coming!

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