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 it comes to your business, what’s more important, revenue or profit?
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.
Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.
People often talk about the impact they want to have… In the future.
After a crisis, most people aim to get back to the state they were in before the crisis.
Recently the World Medical Association ratified a change to the Declaration of Geneva, the modern-day Hippocratic Oath, the value-set of doctors worldwide, to include the health and wellbeing of doctors.
I was recently speaking to a group of corporates.
And I had to smile.
I speak to a lot of groups of people AND Purpose is something that I’m big on, and it invariably leads to someone asking the question, “I don’t know what I want to do. What should I do?”
“When is it giving up, and when is it changing direction?” is a question I get asked a lot.
Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.