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Good read. So many clients and entrepreneurs I've worked with, we have had the discussion about "not every client being a good client." It's a rite of passage for leaders and organizations to realize this.
Definitely worth the read, some good bits of wisdom in there. It is often great to have the market already validated for you so you do not have to blaze the path and educate the consumer (a very expensive, and potentially lengthy, undertaking). Provided your target market is large enough, competitive validation is great. Beware however, if going the investment route, not all investors think this way.
What's your "big idea?" It might not be as crazy as you think. Don't dismiss any idea without noodling it around, modifying, noodling some more...to see what sticks. It might or might not be solid, but you never know unless you fully noodle it.
Spot on, as always!
A good read and very true. Knowing one's limitations, strengths & weaknesses, and being confident and skilled enough to have flexibility in leadership style are critical to growing a startup past early revenue stages. Shifting to vision and more strategic endeavors, surrounding yourself with complementary expertise, and letting go of aspects of the business in order to lead and execute that vision are imperative.
Best advice I could ever give, always know when you need help. Honestly assess your strengths and weaknesses. Surround yourself with those who complement your skills and each others' expertise. And preferably sooner rather than later...
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Will be interesting to see what happens with this. Kofax on the market again. Where will they land? I hope a great fit for them this time!