More than you can chew

“… only pausing to remark that many find it unnecessary to fill the mouth to its utmost capacity.” Misquotation of Pip in David Lean’s Great Expectations Eyes > Stomach I’ve more or less mastered the art of not taking more than I can eat.* Controlling portion size isn’t a problem, even if the number of portions I go back for…

Resources: Seth Godin on money stuff – cashflow, price, overheads, and finding the right size

And more. This blog post is brilliant, and asks a lot of key questions about what to do when your project isn’t making money. If you haven’t already listened to Money Flows – an Akimbo episode about cashflow – it’s great. Seth talks about cashflow and payment terms, and the importance of setting up your project so that the flow…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 6: Scale is not a Reward (3)

This is the sixth-and-third post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. So what do finding the right size for your organisation and the Free Prize Inside approach to scale look like in practice? Here are two examples from the charity I work for. Scale and the right size At the charity I work for, we…

Bootstrapping the non-profit organisation Rule 6: Scale is not a Reward

This is the sixth post in a series applying Seth Godin’s rules of bootstrapping (see also here) to building a non-profit organisation. Seth says: Scale is not its own reward. Grow when it helps you serve the people you seek to serve. That’s the only time you should grow. . This is another rule that follows from Rule 1: Real Work for Clients First. Work out…