Ben Horowitz – The Hard Thing About Hard Things

This is a great cut-the-crap book about management and building a company. It’s most relevant to the the tech world, but there are plenty of gems here that are relevant to anyone – he’s especially good on shaping your culture…

Marc Andreesen on ideas vs execution

… there was a great Dilbert strip where the pony-haired boss says, “You know, I have a great idea for a startup. All I need is for, you know, somebody to actually, like, write the code and do all the…

Vision. Positioning. Execution. (4)

Execution Being able to execute means being able to get the right things done at the right times. Good execution is a combination of: Knowledge – do you know what to do and how to do it? This is a…

Vision. Positioning. Execution. (3)

Positioning Being ready in the right place at the right time makes everything easier. Sometimes you need to position yourself for a better view – to improve your vision – before you can position yourself to do. If you can’t…

Vision. Positioning. Execution. (1)

You see the traffic, approach the road, pause at the kerb, lean forward just as someone passes to get some forward motion, then step into the space between cars. Or you press the button and wait for the light. You…

Getting things done

Thought for the day: There will always be more good ideas than capacity to execute. Chris McChesney, Sean Covey & Jim Huling – The 4 Disciplines of Execution (amazon) Conclusion: focus on one or two wildly important goals at a time,…