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).
Some species of birds make their nests on the ground. You may be familiar with the killdeer, a kind of plover that is common in many parts of the world. They frequent large open areas like golf courses or lawns, making their nests in hollows and relying on camouflage and special tactics to keep predators... Continue Reading →
A friend of ours recently walked the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. I’d heard of this 500-mile walking route before, but it was not until she came back and showed us some of her pictures that I really took a good look at what it entailed. Walk 500 miles? You must be kidding, I... Continue Reading →
Over the last couple of weeks I introduced you to the 5-stage framework for assessing your business and planning what to do next. That pesky name thing… As you know one of the things that I’m contemplating is a name for the framework (thanks to those of you who suggested names)! At the moment, my... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Oprah Winfrey is one the most famous TV personalities of our time. She is probably best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, but she is also an accomplished actress, media proprietor, philanthropist and producer. Oprah was mentored by celebrated author and poet, the late Maya Angelou. “She was there for me always,... Continue Reading →
Adele is a well-known singer and performing artist. She is also perhaps slightly less well known for her stage fright – she says that even as she gets more experience, her stage fright gets worse. Some recent news articles suggests that she may even have trouble doing future tours because her stage fright is so... Continue Reading →