Archives: November 2005
Nov 01, 2005
Depending on the source, strategic planning failure rates are estimates to be anywhere from somewhere around 70% to over 95%. The higher number is actually from a survey of top CEOs that Fortune magazine did a few years ago - a group you would think like strategic plans.
So, the term “strategic planning” causes a lot of cynical eye-ball rolling out here in the real world. But why is planning often such a tedious waste of effort? Three reasons:
1. We often get so caught up in the means,
Nov 01, 2005
So, here’s a shot that Shane took of Roxanne and me “iChating” at the Bare Feet Santa Fe offices. She’s in Hawaii and I’m in Santa Fe, Shane is wandering around the office with his tiny little camera…and we’re goofing a bit here (“Shane, get back to coding!”)
You’re probably thinking “So what? What’s this to do with business?” Well, here are two points:
1. Great, functional technology is more affordable than ever. And, a lot of it is - well - fun and functional. Which makes it fun
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