Some have argued that a business plan is not necessary when starting up your venture and that entrepreneurs can better spend their time on other things. I strongly disagree and argue that the very process of writing a business plan leads to a stronger, more sustainable business. In the following short video (the first in [...]
One of the challenges entrepreneurs face every day is about managing their own capacity. Finding time to think, to plan, and to strategize gets more difficult the larger your business grows. Every day we have to find a balance between the day-to-day chores involved in operating a business and the high-level planning that goes into [...]
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners believe that their new product or service will beat the competition with great new features. Product and service features are rarely a competitive advantage. There are many benefits to “less software”. I discuss why in the following short 3 minute video. What do you think?
Success can make people complacent. Some will bask in the glory of success and expect to continue to succeed by doing the things that made them successful. This is not always possible. To innovate, you must stay dissatisfied. Here’s why: Do you agree?
I found this video while browsing YouTube and was amazed by how Gary Chang, an architect (and owner of the apartment in the video), dealt with the serious space limitations of his 344 sq. ft. apartment in Hong Kong. He even has a hammock!
A few days ago, Gary Vaynerchuk and I exchanged a few thoughts on Twitter about customer service. Gary wrote the following: There’s much truth to Gary’s statement. Real relationships are nearly always better (and more important) than customer service. But what is a “real relationship”? Some think that real relationships are possible only offline, with [...]
Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive all fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those [...]