Of course, we could all just emulate one of the most successful “independent businessmen” in the media today, Walter White from AMC’s #BreakingBad. Dylan Tweney shared the tips gleaned from the show’s drug-dealing protagonist in #Business lessons from everyone’s favorite meth cook, Walter White, and it’s eerily funny how applicable the lessons learned from a fictional (yet all-too-real) TV character are to our own real-world businesses.
Yes, even disgruntled science teachers-turned-drug kingpins have a #strategy, because no matter what you’re selling or offering, you need a clearly defined road-map to get it in the hands of your customers.
This article contains some interesting, high-level insights on what it means to be a thought leader, and some common characteristics that define this type of person. #thoughtleader #thoughtleadership
EMyth Blog: You And Steve Jobs Have More In Common Than You Think
Steve Jobs, whether he was conscious of it or not, let Apple become a person dependent business – and that person was him. It’s not an out to say he was a unique talent. He of course was, but in your world so are you, and from the right angle, you’ll see that you have a lot more in common with him than you think. #leadershipdevelopment #leadershiptips
Customer revenues are a great source of funding because they don’t dilute equity. #equity #capital #customer
But more importantly, the best customers provide smart revenue. They understand the market because they are the market. They are the ones who have the problems to which you can provide the solution. Unless you’re Steve Jobs, they understand their own needs and tastes better than you do. If you let them, if you listen right, they will help you design your products and they will even tell you how to sell them. Good customers are interested in quality, not just price. And they are also interested in your long-term success, because they want you to continue providing service and support – and future follow-on products and services.