Lessons from Self-Managed Teams

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If one thing the COVID pandemic taught the knowledge worker, they didn’t need to be in their office to do their job—no matter what their bosses said. Some employers and employees are now engaged in a battle to see who will win the power struggle to determine if, when, and how often people will have to gather in person. Can … Read More

Dating, Sales, and Startups

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Dating sucks. Okay, let’s refine that one. Dating sucks, except for the genetic freaks that would qualify to be on Love Island. They are not bereft of choice. Still, even for them, the odds may be good, but the goods may be odd.  For B2B tech startups or any business looking into new markets, the behavior of potential clients is … Read More

That’s Sun Strategy

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The Terracotta Army in China

A 2,000-year-old book continues to have a major influence on today’s business thinking.  No, it’s not the bible.  It’s “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. It’s about war, thus the title. But its principles have made it go to reading for business professionals for more than 50 years.  For B2B tech startups, it’s helpful to know some of Sun … Read More