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If you're an entrepreneur, you need to do three things well to realize your vision: 1. Work in the business 2. Work on the business 3. Work on improving how you work on the business These three areas compound success. Lets dive deeper...

Build Your Strategy to Greatness One Rock at a Time

Many companies lose focus and progress on their strategies because their execution is too long-term and unfocused. Rocks fix this problem. Steven Covey's idea of Rocks is a "First things first" metaphor for prioritizing the most important activities and goals in life. In business, this idea can be applied to achieve greatness by building strategy …

Why SWOT Confuses and How to Fix it

I believe most organizations have difficulty with SWOT analysis primarily because of the implicit assumption that organizations can categorize differently the external factors that impact their business. Factors that are favorable to their business are Opportunities to exploit, while those that may cause problems are Threats to defend against. I prefer to approach the exercise …