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Compass-Driven Strategic Planning
7/19/2007
Summary:

This article from business consultant Stephen Shapiro's blog offers a useful matrix-based method to think strategically about your company and to allocate your time. It also guides the most valuable ways to spend your time, based on the matrix you create.

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The Art of Partnering
7/19/2007
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Straight talk on why partnerships work or fall apart, this entry offers nine reasons with solid explanations. Did you know, for instance, that partnerships originating with two CEOs having coffee in an airport don't necessarily work very well? It's better if the idea bubbles up naturally from lower-level employees who recognize synergies because they've worked together well on joint projects.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
Complementary Genius
8/2/2007
Summary:

Complements are products or services that are consumed together or that enhance the consumption of one another, such as movies and popcorn. This in-depth article offers grounding in the theory of complementarity in business; practical examples, such as IBM and Linux; and questions to help you determine what role, if any, this approach can play in the growth of your company.

Go To Source (www.strategy-business.com)
Lemons Into Lemonade? Proven Tips for Making the Most of a Crisis
8/2/2007
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This brief, to-the-point article focuses on the financial side of handling a crisis, especially cash flow. But the larger message to entrepreneurs is that smart leaders can use crises to take their companies to the next level of performance.

Go To Source (www.nfib.com)
The Art of Bootstrapping
8/2/2007
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How do you succeed at "bootstrapping"? Author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki lists eleven highly practical "must do" behaviors for entrepreneurs and explains why they are so important. Examples: "Focus on cash flow, not profitability" and "Forget the 'proven team.'"

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The Art of Execution
8/2/2007
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Finding--and getting--the money you need to grow your company is important and exciting. Even more important, but too often not so exciting, is doing the right things in the right ways with that money. This article lists ten ways to "execute" effectively so the money does the job it's supposed to do.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
Empty your Inbox
8/9/2007
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Overwhelmed by e-mail? Here are practical tips from entrepreneur Terry Gold on how to "get out from under." Busy business owners take note!

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The Art of Distribution
8/23/2007
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Virality. Adjacency. Eyeballs. "Distribution" now means more than getting products from the factory to the store shelf. But there is a constant in the chaos: revenue production. If you run a consumer-facing venture, pay attention.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Art of the Layoff
8/23/2007
Summary:

Did we learn anything about laying off employees during the dot-com bubble of 2000? Business pundit Guy Kawasaki thinks so, but just in case . . . he's provided in this blog thirteen on-target tips for entrepreneurs on the bubble now, even if they don't know it.

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The best-kept secrets of the world's best companies
8/23/2007
Summary:

Profiling twenty-five methods used by consistently successful companies to stay ahead, often way ahead, this article will at the very least give you great ideas you can adapt and at best spark a few of your own. The innovative, highly effective techniques range from extreme tracking of competitors' numbers (Hewlett-Packard) to providing thousands of toys and gadgets to spark creativity (Ideo) to betting on new-product launch dates (Microsoft) to bright red "bad news" file folders (Colgate-Palmolive) that can head off catastrophe.

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