Keith Cunningham describes the unfettered drive to get big as ‘business pornography’, that a total focus on being the biggest is likely to cause the opposite. In a bumper sticker: to get bigger we must get better.
There will be those who say that in fact by getting bigger you compromise ‘better’ as you have to dumb everything down to appeal to more.
But I disagree, I think that’s defeatist.
The great business owners focus on getting better to grow their businesses, then as they can scale they refocus their efforts and double down to ensure that quality is maintained as they grow.
Get better, get bigger, and always remember that money follows value, not the other way round.a
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
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