The Missing Link in Startup Execution

In the past few quarters, our companies have seen tremendous improvements in the operational execution - focus and intensity have increased drastically, which has improved the output per hour. Add to that that we have recruited some very promising talents! It should be a recipe for success. Similarly, we seem to be alright on the … Continue reading The Missing Link in Startup Execution

A thank you note from your future self

I was reminded of an important point today: We are oftentimes limited in the projects we can take on, simply because we don't have enough capable people in our organizations.  We have new products to launch, markets to enter, marketing initiatives to execute; why aren't we? Every single one of our businesses has an endless … Continue reading A thank you note from your future self

The Meta-Machine: A Guide to Building a Company

Being an entrepreneur is about building a company. Fast-growing companies may seem chaotic and frequently focus more on firefighting problems rather than on actually building up the company.  “The real enemy of execution is your day job!” McChesney et al. argue1. “We call it the whirlwind. It’s the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just … Continue reading The Meta-Machine: A Guide to Building a Company

The Best Books I Read in January 2020

January had plenty of travelling time, which - for me - means reading time. My book picks this month were generally disappointing, but three are worth highlighting: One Life. How we forgot to live meaningful lives (Morten Albæk). The book brought a fresh perspective on the absurdity of splitting life into airtight compartments. The impossibility … Continue reading The Best Books I Read in January 2020

Building and Using Funnels

One of the most crucial things to understand in sales and marketing is funnels. Funnels are used to describe everything from how users behave on your e-commerce platform to how a sales team is working through their leads. Funnels are different than a simple data dump in that they always describe a flow of data … Continue reading Building and Using Funnels