Obsessing over Customers and Competitors

When going out to validate your startup’s prospects and product market fit, you will inevitably hear the question; “What about Google or Amazon? Don’t they do this already or build it when they want to?” It’s a pertinent question and one you should expect to hear from potential investors as well. The questions come at …

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Why there’s still a place for a Directive Leader

A “Command & Control” style of leadership is often derided as having no place in the contemporary workplace. The idea of the Leader owning the decision making process and maintaining tight control is only brought up as a negative comparison to the Participative style of leadership that empowers the team to use their discretionary efforts …

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