Posts tagged 'Value Creation'

The One Thing--How It Can Shape Your Company

Our initial post entitled The One Thing introduced the concept that there is a single thing that, if you pursue it with diligence and execute it well, will result in a wide range of benefits for you and your company. Before we explore those benefits in detail, this post will describe the kind of company you will end up creating as a result of having put in place The One Thing.

Although experts can’t agree on the actual Stages of Companies/Businesses, there is ample support for using the term Third Stage to describe the kind of company we’re all trying to create. Small and large, third-stage companies have reached the point where they can largely sustain themselves.  Their CEOs have put in place systems that allow them to spend more of their time on strategic matters and they have managed to strike a healthy balance with their personal and business lives.  A Third Stage company has other traits as well:


 

Value Creation  Turnkey  Sustainable  Scalable

06-16-2015 14:30:06
 

The One Thing...


I love the scene in the film City Slickers where Mitch, played by Billy Crystal, is sitting around the campfire with Curly, played by Jack Palance. Curly shares some wisdom with Mitch.

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
[holds up one finger] This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don't mean s***.
Mitch: But, what is the "one thing?"
Curly: That's what you have to find out.


What if there is One Thing in business that is so powerful that it outshines all the other THINGS you’ve been taught? Well, there is such a thing. It isn’t a silver bullet and it requires real focus and persistence to get it right but the payoff is huge.

Value Creation  Sustainability  Scalability  Process  Leadership

06-14-2015 15:36:01