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Jun
08
How to Make Your Money Before The Project Even Starts

How to Make Your Money Before The Project Even Starts

Discovering value upfront is critical to aligning with customers
7 min read
Jun
01
The Man Who Runs an Unlimited Design Service All By Himself

The Man Who Runs an Unlimited Design Service All By Himself

What you need to know so you can go big on your own too
5 min read
May
25
Brain vs. Labor: Are You Hired For What You Know, Or What You Do?

Brain vs. Labor: Are You Hired For What You Know, Or What You Do?

Why performing “work made for hire” is bad for your service business
4 min read
May
10
Why “Idea” People Are Risky and What to Do About It

Why “Idea” People Are Risky and What to Do About It

What to watch out for when hiring the person with "all the ideas."
3 min read
May
03
To Improve Your Reputation and Profits, Learn to Say "No"

To Improve Your Reputation and Profits, Learn to Say "No"

Focus is power. The lack of focus is a slow death, or if you're lucky, a path towards mediocrity. Saying "no" will create better outcomes for your clients.
3 min read
Apr
26
Why “Unqualified” People Sometimes Make the Best Hires

Why “Unqualified” People Sometimes Make the Best Hires

Focusing too narrowly on credentials and experience means you will likely pass by some exceptional talent that can offer more value in the long run.
3 min read
Apr
20
How to Innovate Within Your Business by Embracing Constraints

How to Innovate Within Your Business by Embracing Constraints

Limitations expose assumptions that most people never notice, allowing you to reimage the future in profound ways.
4 min read
Feb
23
Why Building a Software Company Within Your Service Firm is a Recipe for Failure

Why Building a Software Company Within Your Service Firm is a Recipe for Failure

Your service firm is NOT in the business of building software products, it delivers custom solutions. The two are mutually exclusive. They must be separated ASAP.
4 min read
Feb
23
Why Principles Will Always Provide More Runway Than Policies

Why Principles Will Always Provide More Runway Than Policies

Empowering people with context is superior to imposing limits. One produces momentum and innovation, the other produces order takers.
4 min read
Feb
18
Why You’ll Never Build a Sustainable Business With Execution Alone

Why You’ll Never Build a Sustainable Business With Execution Alone

Here are the 3 things you need to thrive.
5 min read