Month: August 2015

Critical clarity: customers and culture

I recently read a comment in Patrick Lai’s book, Business for Transformation – Getting Started. He said “before producing a product, ensure that you have customers first.”  That got me thinking about culture and the key role it plays in any business endeavor. Culture is the values and practices shared by the members of group.  The business …

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Recommended read: “Business for Transformation – Getting Started”

Patrick Lai is a thought leader and a proven BAM entrepreneur/practitioner of Business for Transformation (B4T), a term closely related to Business as Mission (BAM).  In his second book, Business for Transformation – Getting Started, he talks about authentic businesses which are profitable and sustainable, create jobs, and bring people to follow Jesus.  It is …

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Lessons from Microsoft @ 40

For sure there are many lessons from the 40-year history of Microsoft. Clearly they are a gigantic success and I will highlight just three lessons here in hopes they will provide insight for all of us in the startup world. I travel to and through Seattle quite often and took note recently of “Microsoft at …

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