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It’s hard to run a company well if you don’t have clear goals

It’s hard to run a company well if you don’t have clear goals. John Doerr’s new book, “Measure What Matters,” is a guidebook to using a leadership strategy called Objectives and Key Results — or, in other words, communicating what you want to achieve and measuring how well you achieve it. In society at large, he said, “our leaders and some of our great institutions are failing us,” in many cases because they have picked the wrong objectives; more specifically […]

Time management deficit syndrome (also known as “I am crazy busy…”

We all have a “time management deficit”. It’s time to review your priorities. Let’s be honest, we all think we are crazy busy! Right? I think we all know the feeling, we have to make a call or send an email to explain why we haven’t delivered on something in the agreed time frame. Or perhaps someone has become increasingly frustrated because you haven’t returned their call or email. Somewhere in the discussion, the words slip out “it’s just […]

Management theory is becoming a compendium of dead ideas

Management theory is becoming a compendium of dead ideas   Business Gurus and entrepreneurializm? What business Gurus? and what entrepreneurializm? First, there are too business Gurus! and second, the idea that we live in an age of entrepreneurializm is slowly but surely becoming stale and will die soon! Gurus including Peter Drucker and Tom Peters have long preached the virtues of enterprise. Governments have tried to encourage it as an offset to the anticipated decline of big companies. The evidence […]

Ideas Are Cheap — Human factor is invaluable!

Remember, Ideas Are Cheap — Human factor is invaluable! We are brutally honest and straight forward on this matter. Many startup entrepreneurs ask us about whether they could pitch us about an idea they have. Our response is: “We don’t want to hear your idea,” “The idea is the easiest part of your journey,” “The difference between a great business and an idea is that for a great business you need to have a dedicated-passionate-savvy team that will endure all […]

Customer behaviors and wants have changed, are you relaying the right message for better sales?

The majority of startup (for that matter also established companies) do not really know the true meaning of “brand”. Besides not knowing their brand, businesses are also faced with a rapidly changing and shifting customer expectations and behaviors. Nowadays brands -because of the digital a and social media empowerment- have to hand over a certain amount of agency to consumers. Rather than the push of establishing symbolism and telling stories to consumers, brands have had to invite and pull consumers […]

Sales, sales and sales…

It is so simple but yet many miss it! There are too many challenges a growing startup face. Finding the right model, the right team, the right prospects, the right passion and culture, the right image and branding. But, many forget the one critical and crucial component to success: IT IS SALES! At the end of the day SALES cures all. Sales is more important than funding (I know some will attach me brutally on this one, but hey, we […]

Congratulations to our favorite Chicago startup Team, Jacob & Scott Drucker of Supply Clinic

Congratulations to my favorite Chicago startup Team, Jacob & Scott Drucker of Supply Clinic for being selected to Crain’s Chicago Business 20 in their 20’s stars to watch in Chicago business, tech and innovations. Jacob and Scott, you are great entrepreneurs and I am proud to have seen your journey in succeeding and growing Supply Clinic. […]

Proud to be part of this incredible Team!

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs!

The truth about American manufacturing decline. Great article from Quartz, a must read! “The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs” Read the full article from Quartz: https://qz.com/1269172 Take aways: Worse than the Great Depression: America’s manufacturing jobs implosion! In the four decades between 1960 and 2000, US manufacturing employment was basically stable, averaging around 17.5 million jobs. Even during the 1980s and 1990s, as Korea and other smaller Asian nations joined the ranks of Germany and Japan […]

This issue of our Startup Port Sprint newsletter comes to you from Istanbul

This issue of our Startup Port Sprint newsletter comes to you from Istanbul. https://www.getrevue.co/profile/startup-port/issues/startup-port-newsletter-issue-9-104938 […]

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