Fault lines

The earth’s crust is made up of several tectonic plates. Fault lines are the places where these plates meet. It’s places of high volatility. These plates are constantly moving and flexing. The results could be anything from tremours to major earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. Most businesses are also riddled with fault lines. Like San Francisco, […]

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Outward and Inward

The final frontier awaits us. Space. It embodies our unquenchable thirst for expansion. We strive for bigger, more. Bigger and more consume increadible amounts of resources. Sustaining it over time requires sacrifices few are willing to bear. The allure of the unknown draws us still. While we spend so much time looking outward, beyond ourselves. […]

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When your business gets the flu.

It happens more often than you think. When you work late nights, drink more coffee than usual, exercise less and don’t pay attention to your diet, your immune system is put under pressure. It does not have sufficient resources to keep the body going. Viruses slip in. Worst of all, this usually happens right before […]

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When your team is strong enough

You have to let them do it. It’s a tough transition. Especially if you are an owner/founder. You built the business from the ground up. You know how it works and why. You’ve scaled successfully. This is also why you spent time and energy surrounding yourself with a crack team of people you can trust. […]

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The run-up to growth

Growth comes with increase. Increase in revenue. Increase in acclaim. Increase in opportunity. Increase in workload. While all of this is great, we quickly run out of capacity. It’s an easy fix. We hire our first employee. Soon, we discover managing an employee is not as easy as we hoped it would be. It feels […]

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