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Need to Succeed? Think Product, Not Project

If you’re in the IT industry, you’ve heard the stats about the percentage of projects that fail. The typical study I’ve seen claims somewhere between 60% – 70% — more than two-thirds of all efforts!

A quick search reveals plenty of possible reasons why, and while I don’t necessarily disagree with most of the common suggestions, I believe there is a deeper root problem. These studies are measuring initiatives that are bound for failure from the onset.

That deeper root problem? It’s...

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The Importance of Team

People make the business.  More accurately, the performance of the team has a direct impact on the performance of the business.  A great strategy needs a great team to execute.  A high performing team will make a good strategy great.

Too many entrepreneurs struggle with building teams.  They are afraid to hire people who are smarter than they are, make more money than they do, or are leaders in their own right.  This is one of the greatest downfalls of startup companies.  They do not...

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