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Mckinsey has had two excellent pieces recently worth reading. The first is titled "Grow Fast or Die Slow: Pivoting Beyond The Core", which outlines important thought processes for software companies. The second is titled "How Digital is Changing Strategy", about how digital focus must meet with strategic vision. I made some brief comments on both.
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Thoughts on Reid Hoffman's Hiring and Retaining Talent
Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn lays out the essential pact between employer and employee. One that retains and develops employees. LinkedIn’s approach is masterful. It’s all about adding value to the other. The employer must be promoter of the concept. First, the employer has to believe in developing employee’s self-equity. If they don’t then employees will do it somewhere else.
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Thoughts on Mckinsey's Achieving Success in Software
In the last couple of years I’ve heard fellow angel investors suggest that writing software is so easy these days that they could quickly hire a team of developers and do the same thing they saw
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Big Hat No Cattle vs. Big Fish Small Pond: Actionable Market Segments for Growth
If you are a growth ready company, there’s a choice you have to make. Do you want to be the company with a big hat and no cattle, or the one that is a big fish in a small pond? What matters to you more, ego or results? One choice places a premium on impression and one places a premium on discipline. When you are in the weeds, that decision doesn’t seem as clear cut as when it’s presented as an easy A/B choice.
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