June 1, 2016

 

I'm sharing this personal story because it taught me a very important life lesson and how I think about my next startup.

 

 

The view from the top of the 1,800' high Poo Poo point was stunning. I wanted just to stay there and watch paragliders soaring in the sky. My coac...

May 5, 2016

I talked in three previous posts about how to scale excellence within your organization or startup. Even though there are plenty of ideas and techniques to scale excellence, it is easy also to fall in rate holes and your initiatives get stuck from early stages. Your sc...

April 27, 2016

In my previous posts of scaling up excellence, Part I and Part II, I went through 5 principles to

scale excellence within your organization. In this final post, I'll address the three final principles: engage all five senses to immerse the team in your cause; build, con...

January 28, 2016

In my previous post I mentioned that excellence itself is a mysterious creature and touched on 2 principles of scaling excellence. It is a challenge for many to define it in a concrete way. I addressed its definition in a previous post: Do The Right Thing Even if No On...

January 12, 2016

This writing is inspired by my readings of Scaling Up Excellence by Robert I. Sutton, and Huggy Rao. It helped me rebuilding some broken teams and scaling their impact through out the entire organization with zero new hires!

 

Excellence itself is a mysterious creature w...

December 3, 2015

This is what is called excellence! You want your business or team to always do the right thing regardless of the circumstances to outdistance your competitors. However, this is not as easy as it sounds. You'll always come across choices and controversial decisions. And...

November 27, 2015

When it comes to scaling excellence from a founder, to a small, to a mediums sized team, and a large corporation, hiring is your core process! NOT Innovation!

 

You want to make sure you hire employees who are pre-wired to be accountable and bought into your mission. For...

November 10, 2015

This is one of a series of postings in which I'm sharing some thoughts and implementations on how to empathize with customers and use design thinking to get ideas and products out to the world. 

Successful companies realize from their early stages that one of the main s...

October 1, 2015

This post is inspired by this interesting Harvard Business Review Article: To Succeed in the Long Term, Focus on the Middle Term

 

Enterprise companies usually have three horizons:

  • Horizon 1, which is current profitable and polished business

  • Horizon 2, which the...