In this episode we meet Brian O'Connor, a business consultant trying to democratize strategy by making the knowledge and tools big companies have more accessible to the little guy on Twitter. Brian talked about realizing his writing was too logical and how he started to add emotion and resonance.
If you want to figure out the best solution to a given problem, you have to first understand the situation you are in. Most people skip the “situation” step, and wind up with a strategy that isn’t anchored in reality. I’ve been working on a leadership development program about understanding, communicating, and executing strategy for … Continue reading 7 basic questions that lead to an actually useful strategy, and how to answer them with a Wardley Map
In this episode we meet Sangeet Kar, a business strategist who unexpectedly became a short fiction author, started his path into the creator economy with his "why" (he sucked at networking) and used #ship30for30 to get out of paralysis by analysis and grow as a storyteller.
A couple of years ago I inherited a daily newsletter. For some reason the update had a level of institutional backing (i.e. someone important thought something kind of like it should exist) and it was handed to me. It had been started as a passion project and consisted of a collection of links vaguely related … Continue reading How I curate a 10-article newsletter from over 1k links every single day
Time spent defending your existing position could usually be better spent creating something awesome.