Vision and Mission are two of the most misused and therefore meaningless words in business. But it doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t, be that way.Read More
Onwards and Upwards
The capstone of the Entrepreneurial Action Levels framework is Level 5: Onwards and Upwards. As with your entrepreneurial journey in toto, your need to act at any of the five levels is not a linear path.Read More
Thriving with the Fittest
Your customers are always looking for better outcomes and higher value. There are no two ways about it, price is a key factor in the perception of value.Read More
Sports and Business: a few of my favorite things
This week I was a guest on a podcast for the first time.
I’ve loved podcasts since … forever? But this was the first time I was on one.Read More
What Are the Steps to Building a Beautiful Business?
No, you can’t just follow someone’s template: at best that will waste your time and energy. No, there’s no simple formula to follow. But you can do better than emulating successful entrepreneurs, you can have a framework for action and an intentional approach to build the beautiful business you’ve always imagined.Read More
Some Notes On Digital Transformation
Application modernization, cloud migration, digital transformation. Going from where you are to where you “ought to be” is a journey down a non-linear path you can’t predict; and, until you need them, you won’t even know all the tools and skills you’ll need to make it.Read More
What is “Digital Transformation” and do I need one?
As an entrepreneur in our modern digital economy your business needs to leverage technology for success, and “digital transformation” has been the buzzword de jour for years to describe what companies need to do to become competitive in the 21st Century. Even so, business owners rightly respond, “But what is it and do I really need to it?”Read More
Why Expert Entrepreneurs Have Imagination
Expert entrepreneurs aren’t daydreamers! And even if they are, I don’t have time in my business for that! Entrepreneurship is a creative endeavor, but is also firmly rooted in reality. When we talk about “entrepreneurial imagination” it may not be what you first think.Read More
Why Expert Entrepreneurs Are Good Listeners
It is so important to listen. To all your stakeholders, but especially to your customers. Being a good listener is another trait that expert entrepreneurs share, but even that is not enough to build a beautiful business.Read More
What’s more valuable, electricity or the equipment it powers?
Earlier this week I enjoyed a webinar from the TSIA, From Traditional to XaaS Hardware: Navigating your Digital Transformation, and got many good notes from it. (“X” is for “anything.”) I thought I would share this point because it also illustrates the “mindshift” necessary on the part of vendors and customers to imagine the value of XaaS hardware.Read More
WTHTM on YouTube
We’re embarking on a journey to create valuable content for entrepreneurs and business leaders—on YouTube!Read More
Growing Your Business and Making It Last
Every entrepreneur dreams of growing their business to serve all the people they envision need their offering. At some point, most entrepreneurs get stuck in the execution and operation of what they’ve built, while their dreams recede with regret in their rear-view mirror. Simbiotrek (sim-bē-ˈä-ˈtrek) was founded to get entrepreneurs unstuck—or better yet, so they avoid getting stuck all together.Read More
Your Business: The Innovation Engine Society Needs
If you run a small- or medium-sized business, you likely have a very intimate knowledge about your customers’ needs and goals that many of your larger competitors do not. This is why we, at Simbiotrek (sim-bē-ˈä-ˈtrek), believe there is huge opportunity for smaller firms with established offerings to grow and have oversized impact by focusing on customer value.Read More
Hope and A New Way Forward
About two months ago I shared my final decision with my supportive leaders and teammates at Globant: I’d be leaving the great situation and fantastic opportunities we’d created together, and starting my own business, Simbiotrek (sim-bē-‘ä-‘trek). Now, what I’d left to go create is starting to emerge…Read More
Today is a New Day!
The previous days have been good, even great, and definitely essential in bringing me to today. But TODAY is THE DAY when I “put out into the deep” and launch my own business, Simbiotrek (sim-bē-‘ä-‘trek)!Read More