May Newsletter

May Newsletter
FIRST THINGS FIRST The Post-Industrial Collision Many knowledge-economy employees say that the main cause of dissatisfaction at work is lack of agency. Lack of control over our time and our decisions and our output is demeaning. It turns people into... WHAT’S NEW AND TRENDING What Angel InvestorsRead more

April Newsletter

April Newsletter
FIRST THINGS FIRST The Win-Win Fallacy The last minute is an easy habit to fall into. Once you start focusing on crises, it makes it really difficult to find the focus and energy to begin planning ahead. But the last minute can be risky… WHAT’S NEW ANDRead more

March Newsletter

March Newsletter
FIRST THINGS FIRST Calculating The Last Minute The last minute is an easy habit to fall into. Once you start focusing on crises, it makes it really difficult to find the focus and energy to begin planning ahead. But the last minute can be risky… WHAT’S NEWRead more

February Newsletter

February Newsletter
FIRST THINGS FIRST It’s Easy To Do (If You Know How To Do It) Writing an instruction manual, doing a survey, creating a map–they’re all difficult tasks because of the translation that’s required: the person doing the work already knows what they’re trying to teach. But theRead more

January Newsletter

January Newsletter
FIRST THINGS FIRST The Pyramid of Modern Marketing Intention comes with design thinking. Who’s it for and what’s it for? Have you identified the smallest viable audience and built a product and created and designed a service infrastructure around it that works beautifully for this audience? WHAT’SRead more

December Newsletter

December Newsletter
FIRST THINGS FIRST The Oracle A lesson from a koan is really valuable here. Voices that purport to know the future–whether they are psychics, astrologers, family or the noise in our head–are pretty effective when it’s vague enough, but terrible when it comes to specifics. That’s becauseRead more

March Newsletter

March Newsletter
Franchise Snapshot – March 2020 Edition Hope you and your business are doing well. Here's the March 2020 Edition of the Franchise Simply Newsletter First Things, First Getting More Out Of Our Relationships With The Powerful John Gray So much of this applies to business partner asRead more