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The Secret to Success? Simple. Do More of What Works

The Secret to Success? Simple. Do More of What Works

“Do something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt As you’re planning the future of your company, it can feel devastatingly crucial for you to make the right decision about – well – everything. What services should you offer? Which markets should you prioritize? As […]

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Doing a “Pre-Mortem” on your Big Tech Project Can Allow You to Leverage Your Inner Pessimist Constructively

Doing a “Pre-Mortem” on your Big Tech Project Can Allow You to Leverage Your Inner Pessimist Constructively

Pre-mortems. Ever heard of them? Likely not. However, everyone who’s watched a medical drama knows what a postmortem is: A respectful examination a pathologist performs to learn more about a specific individual’s condition after the fact. Everyone learns. Everyone benefits. (Except, perhaps, for the deceased individual.) Let’s flip that concept on its head for a […]

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Is Your Business Idea Too Late for the Pandemic-Inspired Online Gold Rush?

Is Your Business Idea Too Late for the Pandemic-Inspired Online Gold Rush?

It’s 2020. There’s a global pandemic. As many choose to stay at home, consumers are turning more and more to online shopping to get what they need. The stats are overwhelmingly indicative: According to Adobe Analytics, 2020 online sales will surpass total 2019 sales by October. BigCommerce notes that between panic buying, retail therapy, and […]

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HBO’s Silicon Valley Is (Often) Wrong about Tech Startup Life

HBO’s Silicon Valley Is (Often) Wrong about Tech Startup Life

“I don’t know about you people, but I don’t want to live in a world where someone else makes the world a better place better than we do.” — HBO’s Silicon Valley One idea. Instant millionaires. It’s the dream, right? Perhaps this has happened in the past. And it’s certainly true that every once in […]

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Developing a Product with a Remote Team

Developing a Product with a Remote Team

  “The surprising question we get is, ‘How many people telecommute at Google?’ And our answer is, ‘As few as possible.’” —Patrick Pichette In 2013, Google’s CFO Patrick Pichette was making headlines. At a time when most companies were investing in remote work, Pichette strongly believed that the best work was work completed on-site. A […]

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