Sigurd Rinde

Context over Dogma

by: Sigurd Rinde

Context: "The circumstances that form the setting for any event, statement or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed."

Dogma: "An authoritative principle, belief or statement of opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true regardless of evidence, or without evidence to support it."

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The New Business Consultants

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Just spent a few days up in Scandinavia, those European outliers from where I originally hail, and was positively reminded of a few things.

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Ownership, the Secret Ingredient

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What They Miss out on in Davos

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Goodbye VCs, It's Been a Pleasure

by: Sigurd Rinde

New ventures, start ups, whatever you call them are unique and extremely important to us all: Every company, every commercial value-adder, the core of wealth creation, started up once. And it would be safe to assume that much of the shareholder's wealth is created in the early growth phase.

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Beyond the Crisis - the Importance of Wealth Creation and Enterprise Software

by: Sigurd Rinde

2009 looks bleak, people are nervous, businesses have found the handbrake and sounds of changing gears without using the clutch can be heard.
But a crisis has a side effect; it spurs changes and new ideas that moves society forward. Even stronger, it cries out for changes and new ideas, just cost-cutting your way forward does not cut it.

As I said to my EI friend Dennis the other day - you have two choices:

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Long Tail and Long Snout Strategies

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longtail_SR.pngThe Long Tail is a great image for a strategy to get the most out of large and mature markets like music and books.

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Business Framework Explained - the True Version

by: Sigurd Rinde

Business is about process, typically starting with a customer calling, then proceeding through a sequence of tasks and activities ending with the delivery of some value.

No process exists unless there is a framework. And for that reason business have a framework, an old and proven one. Here's a condensed list of it's most important parts and how they work, in no particular order:

Meetings:

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The Story of Our Times - Time to Abolish Accounting as We Know It

by: Sigurd Rinde

Imagine this, you're out driving... [Reality references in brackets at the bottom of the post].

But the windshield is not there, instead you have a standardised set of reports [1] coming up on a "dashboard" in front of you [2].

The reports are supposed to give you an idea as to where you are heading and what dangers might lurk, or jump out from the kerb.

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The Everything 2.0 Discussion - the Real Issue

by: Sigurd Rinde

Been itching to jump into the 2.0 discussion but have held back as I am a bit counter-every-theory... but why the heck not, risking much head shaking allow me a quick brain dump on one aspect of everything 2.0:

Work is a process, tasks in a sequence. Any type of process requires a framework, just like water will have to find the riverbed to become a river. No framework no process, even if the framework only resides in your head when doing the weekend chores. 

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