It's something every entrepreneur, investor, leader, or creator of remarkable things struggles with. If they don't, they're either lying to you, or to themselves. Is your judgement right? Or did you miss something in your blind spot? Your judgement was right, but you didn't persist. It's a mind-f*ck struggle.
Values are a reflection of what you want your behaviors to be. Values are always aspirational, sometimes inspirational. Values are what you believe. Your beliefs + your behaviors = who you are. Collective beliefs + behaviors of a group = the culture of the group. I've worked in different companies and cultures. I've observed,
If we see things through probabilities & bets, we give ourselves a built-in opportunity to improve. Armed with this perspective, we can develop and then seek to improve our systems. Systems allow us to better evaluate probabilities, and place better bets. A revenue forecast, for example, (supported by existing customers,
Our nature is to compete. Especially among motivated and high-performing people competition is always “on”. Its tempting to value collaboration over competition, but I think that misses the point. One is a consequence and the other is a cause of being successful. Human’s compete. Compete for resources, dates, money,
Interesting article in the MIT Technology Review about measuring the value of a company (startup) by measuring buzz metrics (Twitter activity, Techcrunch mentions, Blog posts, etc.). Similar to the YouNoodle or KillerStartup goal of predicting a companies value and ability to raise capital based on the historical biographies of