Monday, May 23, 2011

IT and Innovation

This is a powerful quote:

“This is the digital world IT must keep up with--one where Apple can view a $40,000 car as an accessory to the iPhone.” - From IT Is Too Darn Slow

Not that every business needs constant innovation, but it does show opportunity and thinking outside the box is important. As you look to build a business, look for those ways in which people might view the world differently.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Play Long Ball

One of the sayings of my business partner is to play long ball. Make decisions that are good for the long term, not the short term.

This doesn’t mean that you don’t make decisions about processes or issues that need to be dealt with today. Or that you focus on long term planning only. Or even that you don’t tackle some project because it’s a short term fix.

It means being aware that your business is a long term venture and you want to make decisions that will improve the business in the long term, not the short term.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Too Busy

I know I’ve been neglecting this blog. In my life in the first quarter there was a lot of travel, lots of work at my regular job, and a status quo in the business side of things, so I let this go.

I’ll make an effort to post more links and ideas on business moving forward.