focus like a pencil
One of the most dangerous traps an
entrepreneur can fall into is to get unfocused and spread thin across too many things they can do. The old saying is a mile wide and an inch deep. An entrepreneur friend once told me that the venture capitalist that funded him made him see the wisdom of “focusing like the point of a pencil” to get one product to market, because entrepreneurs consistently underestimate how much energy and focus it takes to accomplish that feat.
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Alliance for Wireless Power >
merger < Power Matters Alliance
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Due Diligence List has over 2,000 good due diligence questions organized under fourteen major functional areas of the business. There is also a sister book, Leaders Ask Good Questions, which has the same questions organized alphabetically.
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3D printing will one day give us the power to make almost anything, but to handle that power responsibly, we must start by asking how we want to make ourselves.
Posted in arts, best practices, big ideas, change, creativity, design, digital, DIY, electronics, engineering, entrepreneurship, facilities & equipment, future, innovation, invention, manufacturing, modeling & simulation, movies, production, products, small business, startups, technology, three dimensional (3D), toys, venture capital, videos
manufactured objects that surround us such as cars, phones and chairs influence our daily lives?
Posted in best practices, creativity, design, engineering, human behavior, innovation, invention, manufacturing, marketing, new products, popular culture, problems & solutions, production, products, simplicity, technology, three dimensional (3D), trustworthiness, United States, videos, world since 1920, zeitgeist
GrowthWheel is a
visual toolbox for decision-making and action planning for start-up and growth companies.
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