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Big Hairy Audacious Goal for Legal Blogs and LexBlog

Ask anyone who talks to me, and you’ll hear that I am anxious to establish a big hairy audacious goal for LexBlog. LexBlog started with the goal of bringing blogs to the law as a way for lawyers to development business in a manner superior to advertising, websites and SEO. We’d charged $200 a month for a professional turnkey blog solution as a business model. Most everyone thought us nuts. Lawyers would never use blogs. Plus, blog publishing platforms were free. We followed it up w...
Tags: Europe, Law, Uncategorized, Nasa, United States, Air Force, Seattle, Boeing, Mount Everest, BHAG, Jim Collin, Bill Boeing, Per Collins, Rival Douglas Aircraft, LexBlog Community Publishing, Greg Storey


40+ Must-Know Strategic Concepts for Product Managers

A mega-thread on strategic concepts that every founder / PM should know. 1. Kernel of a Strategy: A process to create a strategy. It contains three elements: diagnosis, tenets (guiding principles), and action items. You spend half of the time on diagnosis, another 40 percent on the tenets, and 10 percent on coherent actions. 2. BHAG: It is a big, daring, ambitious goal that pushes the company beyond its boundaries defined clearly with no ambiguity. People get it right away. It has a ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Microsoft, Product Management, Don, EBITDA, OKR, FCF, LTV, BHAG, Thethreadmill, Threadmill, Startup to Scaleup


Wisdom of the Loud; Vote First; 100 Best; Sumo Advantage

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. We replaced a language of “prove and perform” with a language of “improve and learn.”   David Marquet author of Leadership is Language Latest ScaleUp News -- The Customer Funded Business in 2020; Legal Software Firm hits AUD$450 Million Thanks to BHAG and Scaling Up; Screening Job Applicants with AI –...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, David, Hilton, Marriott, Dallas, Fortune, Santa Fe, Atlassian, Hyatt, Bernie, Kimpton, Coe, Pittsburgh Penquins, David Marquet, Better Book Club


The Secret to Maximum Impact

Your year just started and you’re probably already behind on your “you think we’re good now, but soon we’ll be great” BHAG (thank you, Jim Collins, for introducing the world to Big Hairy Audacious Goals). You promised yourself and your team that this would be “the year” and now you have to deliver. But, no matter how much you raise the bar and rally the troops, you seriously doubt this year will be any different than last. So, what’s the secret? Other leaders seem to set the bar higher and hig...
Tags: Productivity, Leadership, Goals, Habits, Stephen, Personal Development, Jim Collins, Achieving Goals, BHAG, Stephen Duneier


Great Scoreboard; Reward A-Players; Moon-Shot Questions; Philly SMP

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. ScaleUp Summit Anaheim -- Join the largest gathering of executives leading scaleups - along with a dozen+ authors of the top business books to outlearn the competition - and have some fun. Ben Horowitz, Chip Conley, David Meerman Scott, John DiJulius, Robert Glazer, Alden Mills, Mark Divine, Santiago Jaramillo, and the infamous Molly B...
Tags: Europe, Leadership, Australia, Molly, US, Philadelphia, Jeff Bezos, Philly, Anaheim, Bezos, Molly Bloom, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Steve Hall, BHAG


How to Break Barriers and Build Strong Teams

A project is only as strong as the team working on it. By Riya Rathod People from different backgrounds, different cultures and different ways of life coming together to work on one product or project need to really expand their boundaries and find the team spirit inside them. A successful small business is one that manages to do a good job of this and makes these different people work together as one team. 1. Set a Clear Goal That Is Larger Than the Self – BHAGs When people have a larger than...
Tags: Business, Management, Nike, Walmart, Right Now, Riya, BHAG, Riya Rathod, Leverage Strengths of Each Team, Vyshnova Shutterstock


Why Having A BHAG Is Critical To Your Company’s Success

by Josh Cohen, CEO of Junkluggers A company’s success is driven through goal setting. But not all goal setting is equal.   On a monthly or quarterly basis, your team can reflect on the year’s objectives and identify the key performance indicators (KPIs) required to hit them. These metrics show the progress you’re making to determine if you are on or off track. This objective and KPI-focused process can be effective for maintaining and measuring short term progress. But if you’re going ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Microsoft, Australia, Stanford, China, New York City, Business Planning, Goal Setting, Walmart, Ford, Connecticut, Accenture, Boeing, Long Island, Collins


Australian Billionaires; Maddock’s Plan D; Oscar Winner?; Congrats Gunjan; Vegas April 9 - 11

Hello ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. YPO-Only Scaling Up Workshop Las Vegas April 9 – 11 – YPO has a few more spots for YPO teams to attend the 3-time award winning Scaling Up workshop “Making the Rockefeller Habits Rock” in Las Vegas April 9 – 11. YPOer Reza Etedali is the Day Chair subbing in for my dear friend Wei Chen who passed away two months ago. For more info email ...
Tags: Leadership, Australia, Youtube, Harvard, Higher Education, New Jersey, Hilton, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Quinn, Alex, Jim Collins, Mckinsey, Alex Honnold, Ny Times, Mike


2 Best Chapters; EX Priority 1; Brands to Watch; $250 Deposit Deadline

"...insights for scaleups" HEADLINES: (anyone going to "Date with Destiny" this week?) Anything that sets employees up for success or improves our culture should be a part of EX.   Mark Levy, global head of employee experience (EX) Airbnb $250 Deposit Only -- tomorrow (Friday, 07 Dec) is the last day you can book seats for our Spring ScaleUp Summit with just a $250 deposit per seat. This lets you grab better seats (earlier with bigger teams gets best seats...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Tony Robbins, Atlanta, Harvard, Airbnb, Brian, Fortune, Dustin Brown, Gene, Denise, Mark Levy, Denise Lee Yohn, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Denise Richmond


Think Like Steve Jobs; How Microsoft Did It; 3 MSP Mistakes; Oct 4 Kaihan Krippendorff Webinar

"... insights for scaleups" HEADLINES: I need to change the mindset of this company...from a 'know it all' culture to a 'learn it all' culture.'   Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft Outlearn the Competition -- a dozen top biz thought leaders in addition to eight ScaleUpX speakers (successful leaders of mid-market firms) will keynote our upcoming ScaleUp Summit Oct 16 - 17, Denver. Learning is not a "nice to have" it's a "must have" in to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Leadership, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Satya Nadella, Harvard, University, Deloitte, Denver, Peggy Johnson, Msp, Peggy, Sotheby, Nadella


Xero

I was quoted in the Australian Financial Review on Monday stating that Xero is the only Australian company with the potential to be a $100 billion global tech behemoth.As the market cap is less than USD5 billion now I am saying a 20 bagger is possible.The $100 billion number was a matter of some dispute in the office - and a discussion is in the appendix. However suffice to say there is huge upside provided it all works.Xero however have a few hoops to jump through on that path. This post is to ...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Business, Usa, UK, Texas, London, Microsoft, Australia, California, France, Oregon, US, America, United States, Sydney


Relentless: The CENTURY 21® Brand Puts the Industry on Notice

Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the May issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Right now, the real estate industry is buzzing about the new CENTURY 21® brand identity, with some questioning if the global franchisor has what it takes to deliver on its new mission (Defy Mediocrity and Deliver Extraordinary Experiences), while most are saying it’s exactly what the 47-year-old company needed to do to remain competitive and relevant. The new visual identity released—along with the ambit...
Tags: Real Estate, News, CMO, Netflix, Radio, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, Charles Woodson, Reed Hastings, Latest News, NAR, Bailey, Whitley, Wakefield, Real Estate News


BHAGs: You're Afraid. Elon Musk is Not...

BHAGs are visionary, strategy statements designed to focus a group of people around a common initiative. They differ from our other goal setting techniques because BHAGS are positioned toward by a large group (rather than individuals) and they typically span a large amount of time than any of our other goals. They’re huge. BHAGs can come in several flavors. Most are focused on one of four broad categories: reaching a defined target or metric, competition, organizational change, or reputat...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Leadership, Careers, Managing, Nike, Tesla, Earth, Change, Sony, Mars, Electric Car, Musk, Adelaide Australia, Kris Dunn


Weird but Effective; Amazon Pricing Strategy; 9x Inc. 5000; LIVE Streaming Summit

"... insights for scaleups" HEADLINES: LIVE Streaming ScaleUp Summit -- for a price 1/10th the keynote fee of just one of our world class biz thought leaders your entire team can tune into the Summit from the comfort of their home or office. More info below, but first... Amazon's Pricing Experiments -- the godfather of pricing, Hermann Simon, has a new HBR article highlighting Amazon's pricing strategy post the takeover of Whole Foods. Note's Si...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, India, US, Harvard, Atlantic, St Louis, Thomas Edison, Simon, Mark, Edison, Inc, Dali, Arpita, Keith Cupp, Better Book Club


Business Leaders: Don’t Leave These Team Members Behind—They Might Just Surprise You

By JT Terrell It’s often said in movies and quoted by coaches that in war, “You never leave a man behind!” It’s a wonderful sentiment, and the spirit behind that kind of Bro Code is a powerful team-building, morale-boosting battle cry, but is that really the case…in every case? For example, what if the man (or woman) in question is a double agent, a saboteur, or some kind of “anchor” dragging down the mission? When we engage with a new member company at Petra Coach, we start with a two-day kicko...
Tags: Leadership, Sales, Nashville, Petra, Don, MTC, Nashville Business Journal, Marshall Goldsmith, Staffing & HR, Business Leadership, BHAG, Petra Coach, Employee Evaluations, JT Terrell, Events LLC, Organization EO


Business Leaders: Don’t Leave These Team Members Behind—They Might Just Surprise You

By JT Terrell It’s often said in movies and quoted by coaches that in war, “You never leave a man behind!” It’s a wonderful sentiment, and the spirit behind that kind of Bro Code is a powerful team-building, morale-boosting battle cry, but is that really the case…in every case? For example, what if the man (or woman) in question is a double agent, a saboteur, or some kind of “anchor” dragging down the mission? When we engage with a new member company at Petra Coach, we start with a two-day kicko...
Tags: Leadership, Sales, Nashville, Petra, Don, MTC, Nashville Business Journal, Marshall Goldsmith, Staffing & HR, Business Leadership, BHAG, Petra Coach, Employee Evaluations, JT Terrell, Events LLC, Organization EO


Moving Beyond Inspiration to Perspiration

Many people are inspired.  They listen to a Ted Talk, read a good book to attend a sales training event.  Yet at the end of the day or a couple of days later, that inspirational message is like dust in the wind. Credit www.pixabay.com Some firms look to sales training to inspire and fail to move beyond inspiration to what really makes the difference – perspiration.  Did the sales team, the sales management and even the Chief Executive Officer turn those inspiring thoughts into actions? Recent...
Tags: Inspiration, Sales, Call Center, Sales Team, Sales Management, Sales Training, Sales Coaching, Sales Goal, BHAG


Start 2017 Sales With This Aim Small, Miss Small Focus

One of my most favorite quotes is in the movie The Patriot where the father reminds his sons to “aim small, miss small.” I only wish those seeking to increase 2017 sales would heed this advice. Credit www.pixabay.com When salespeople have crystal clarity as to: Ideal customer (role, demographics, psychographics) Ideal target market (industry) Trigger events (market changes and forces) Value their solutions deliver Then and only then can they truly maximize these words of wisdom “aim smal...
Tags: Sales, Smart Goals, Sales Managers, Sales Goals, Forward Thinking, BHAG


Year-end Negotiations; Why Trump Won; Social Selling; Microsoft’s CEO; CEO Boot Camp 1 Seat

"... insights for scaleups" HEADLINES: The best way to consistently grow and expand your business is to consistently grow and expand yourself.   Roberta Ross Negotiations Course -- Dr. Victoria Medvec, advisor to Goldman Sachs and Northwestern U prof, has her new negotiations course available, more below, but first... CEO Boot Camp -- a CEO needed to postpone his participation, so one of the 10 seats opened up for my private Jan 11 - 15 B...
Tags: Leadership, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Goldman Sachs, Fortune, Social Selling, Trump, Northwestern University, Tanya, Keith Cupp, Better Book Club, Victoria Medvec, Topgrading, BHAG


From Goals To MITs

Is it time to rethink the wisdom of goal setting? We've all been taught the value of setting goals that are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound. But what happens when we have too many goals? Even if our goals fit the SMART criteria, having multiple goals inevitably results in competing interests, each vying for our time and attention. And just because we know what outcome we want (e.g., to lose 10 pounds in 12 weeks), doesn't necessarily mean we know what to do toda...
Tags: News, Time, Mit, Zynga, Huffington Post, Mark Pincus, Jim Collins, Kevin Kruse, Don, Pincus, FarmVille, BHAG


Financial independence – adrift in the vastness

W e don’t talk about it often but the reason I’m investing is because I want to be financially independent (FI). I’m a quarter of the way through which is a difficult place to be. It feels like I’m rowing solo across the Atlantic. The planning is done, the course is set and all I gotta do is row. Behind me are hundreds of miles of flat, grey ocean. There’s nothing on the horizon. In front of me, are thousands of miles of flat, grey ocean. There’s nothing on the horizon. It’s hard to tell I’m mo...
Tags: Marketing, Fire, Atlantic, Jones, Financial Independence, Monevation, Passive investing, BHAG


Email Determines Happiness; Best Deli in World; Passion Video; 30x Valuation;

"... insights for scaleups" HEADLINES: 7 Minute Negotiation Tip -- Improve your negotiation skills (#1 skill) with this week's selected video clip from Dr. Victoria Medvec's time tested Negotiating in Turbulent Times , but first... Your Email Habits Determine Happiness! -- Adam Grant (author of Originals ), points to this study which analyzed emails and found two KEY findings. Notes Grant: ... unhappiness isn't predicted by how many e...
Tags: Google, Leadership, Australia, US, Atlanta, Barcelona, Canada, Ann Arbor, Ny Times, Adam Grant, Kevin Lawrence, Keith Cupp, Better Book Club, Zingerman, Gazelles International, Jean Carpenter