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The entrepreneur’s journey is a dead end

In business model, building blocks, work-life balance, getting things done by neville

Yesterday I had a talk with a serial entrepreneur. This guy (let’s call him Cedric) is a serial entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word — he starts building a company but, in his own words, one of the first conversations he has with his team is succession planning. Cedric has learnt two things about entrepreneurship. The entrepreneur’s journey …

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Do less (to build a more successful business)

In productivity, work-life balance, getting things done by neville

Sometimes we’re doing so many things in our businesses it’s hard to figure out what’s working and what not. The problem is that we’re doing so many things that we do few things well – and we don’t have time to do anything well or put the measures in place that will tell us what’s working and what not.

One way around this is the concept of the Minimum Viable Revenue Engine (MVRE) – the minimum set of activities that we do in each stage of our business’ Revenue Engine that generates revenue. Here’s how it works, and how you can use to do less (and build a more successful business).

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Building a business is an emotional thing

In productivity, work-life balance, getting things done by neville

The most common reason startups fail is because the founders build something people don’t want. The second most common reason – less well known – is because of disagreement between the founders. When you start out building a company with one or more partners, everything is exciting. There’s the buzz of the startup, the excitement of the first product launch, …

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Dealing with Overwhelm

In productivity, work-life balance, getting things done, life by neville

Tsunamis are one of nature’s greatest forces of destruction. Formed in the sea by earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions or meteorite impacts, they can travel at incredible speeds and cause unimaginable destruction. The deeper the water, the faster the tsunami. In the deep ocean, tsunamis can move as fast as a jet plane, over 500 miles per hour, and can cross …