Tag: Scaling

How much value did you add today?

I work with a CEO whose company has daily targets for enterprise value created. I love this for two reasons: 1. I believe that speed is both the primary strategy and primary tactic for a high growth company. All else […]

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Be a time Diva

OG supermodel Linda Evangelista famously once said “I don’t get out of bed for less than $ 10,000“. She said this many years ago, when $10K was worth a lot more than it is today. At the risk of turning […]

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A sports team, not a family

I went to a Raptors game last night. First time in two years. That team bears little resemblance to the team that won the NBA title two years ago. In fact, only three of the players remain. While I miss […]

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The primary lever for CEO Success: The Leadership Team

In Jim Collins’ classic management text “Good to Great”, the author looks at the greatest companies of his era to identify patterns in their success. The first step he identified in great companies was team assembly, or as he put […]

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Heroics don’t scale

The founder myth is well understood and, in fact, glorified. The hero founder, adorned in t-shirt & hoodie, fuelled by coffee and blue screen light, woks day and night. “l will sleep when l die’” is the mantra. In the […]

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No, no you can’t work on whatever you want…

One of the things that founders love the most about starting their own companies is that they have no boss. At least, not in the traditional sense. They can work on whatever they want, whenever they want. In the early […]

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