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A Growing Company

Surviving the Shift to Growth Mode

In the 14 years I’ve been with the Fool I’ve seen us take on a huge amount of capital from venture capitalists, septuple our workforce on a fragile business model, turn around and reduce our workforce seven times after said model collapsed, slowly build a sustainable business model, get to cash flow positive, and, recently, […]

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Perception

A Problem With Perception

There are two things to consider when undergoing any kind of improvement initiative: The actual improvement. The perception by others that improvement has happened (or is happening). Improvement and perception don’t go hand-in-hand. We often expect they do and can get off-put when no one takes notice of the improvements we’ve made. We fail to […]

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The elephant in the room

Tackling the Elephant in the Room

We’ve all been there… Something big and hairy is standing in front of us. It is a roadblock to progress, one that is blatantly obvious and highly emotional. We shoot knowing glances at colleagues to see if anyone will muster up the courage to take this roadblock on. But, no one moves. This roadblock is… […]

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