Some say you shouldn’t pitch your business until you’ve perfected your presentation – in reality you also need to gain experience if you want to improve.
While conventional business thinking is to develop a product and launch it when its development is as close to perfect as it can be, Jack just launches a new product as early as he can.
Disruption needs construction: startups and new ventures need to invest equal weight in both the offer and experience, while brand thinking needs to sit at the core of business thinking.
“Gone are the days where you can build a website and they will come..getting traction and getting people to know and trust your brand is a hard slog,” said Thankly founder Dr Kate Adams.
I’ve noticed a particular challenge that a lot of us have been grappling with now that Canva is at this particular stage of growth: staying focused and keeping control of our precious time.
So much emphasis is placed on the financial impact of failure, we can forget the human impact – the impact on both founders and on the teams they lead.
Magic Johnson has gone from NBA stardom to opening movie theatres, owning a piece of the Starbucks empire, and transforming the LA Dodgers fan experience.
In relying on one opinion you prevent employees closest to your customers from experimenting, iterating and making decisions to move your business forward.
When you first start your job is to breathe life into your idea, but once you figure out product-market fit, your focus must change from survival to growth.
A successful startup starts with the problem you are solving – and more importantly how you, as the founder connects with that problem.
If you are a startup, you live or die by the quality of the technology you have in your business. You can’t afford to make mistakes with hiring tech talent.
I like Ed Sheeran a lot – his music and as a bloke. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But I went to his stadium show in Sydney the other week because I was intrigued. Intrigued how one single entertainer with just a guitar, on a stage all by himself, could hold […]