Learn the Laws of the Jungle for Business Startups
04 June 2013 –It’s a jungle out there. In 2012, total entrepreneurial activity in the United States hit its highest level since their survey started in 1999, according to Babson College. That’s the good news and the bad news. The opportunity for change is huge, with everyone taking a new look at the world after the recession, but the competition is also huge, since the cost of entry is at an all-time low.
In this context, it’s time for every business, not only startups, to take a fresh look at the basics of business success. Jamie Gerdsen, in his book of lessons on business change, creatively titled “Squirrels, Boats, and Thoroughbreds,” aims first at existing businesses, but I believe that most of his points, like his laws of the jungle, can be rewritten for startups, as follows:
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