Spin Up Fast or Spin Out of Control?

Spin Up Fast or Spin Out of Control?

MISTAKES AND SPEED - A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

Startups have been told by investors, advisors, and the media to “scale fast!” The idea is to dominate your space, crush the competition, and become an acquisition target as quickly as possible. You’re even told to “fail fast!” Seems like everything is fast, fast, fast! If...

The Trouble with Disruption

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!

Today the business tabloids will tell you how glorious it is to disrupt your industry. Every week there’s a new story about another successful entrepreneur who has disrupted their industry and made a billion. But that’s not even half the story. The tabloids are quick to...
Amazon Buys Bricks and Mortar!

Amazon Buys Bricks and Mortar!

I’LL MEET YOU HALF WAY

With all the hype these days about “the end of bricks and mortar retail,” it’s interesting that the world’s largest online retailer just bought a very physical, bricks and mortar national grocery store chain. Does Amazon know something about the limitations of on-line retail? Their acquisition...