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
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.