Tag Archives: Management

New or Better?

When new technologies arise there is a real desire to create a Disruptive Product(TM), to focus on the new and to avoid simply making a better version of the current market leader. Don’t fall into that trap. It is almost … Continue reading

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“What does it take to be CEO?” Reflections a year after leaving.

The question caught me off guard. My interviews after resigning in October ‘16 were split between pure startups (IoT, Industrial, Fiber and Filtration related mostly), where having had the CEO title was enough, and bigger companies / past customers (mostly … Continue reading

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Growth by Document

The current business has experienced pleasant success despite a challenging market.  We grew our ASP from $40,000 by nearly 20x, increased our industrial installation base by similar numbers and have figured out how to grow in a long sales cycle market. … Continue reading

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“I hate your plan. (But I won’t suggest alternatives.)”

Names can create power.  Finding an existing accepted name is even more helpful.  I encountered a management challenge that has been hard to name. After circling the problem for a few weeks, I opened up Pirie’s, How to Win Every … Continue reading

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Building the Right Team

In our management meetings the other week, we talked about what we want our teams to look like.  Running our commercial organization, my ideal team needs to reflect the needs of the market and be able to help our customers … Continue reading

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Recruiting is Fun 2: Date Before You Marry

A very smart friend who runs his own management assessment firm is in the process of figuring out his next steps after a well earned sabbatical.  He’s trying to address challenges that businesses have in recruiting and matching their needs … Continue reading

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