Looking back on 2020, I wish I’d spent half my doomscrolling time reading books instead. And by half, I mean pretty much all. I would’ve been happier — and learned more. There’s no substitute for the deep engagement and insight that comes from being immersed in another person’s stories and ideas.
To give the new year a warm welcome, here’s a preview of the winter’s new books for leaders. They’re a mix of social science and memoir — the key themes are fear and courage, isolation and inclusion, tradition and transformation, adversity and resilience, and thinking and rethinking.
When you start a company, doing every job yourself is a practical matter — there’s quite literally no one else there to do the work. But when my co-founder and I launched our startup in 2014, we also saw value in doing every job in the company ourselves.
We wanted to understand every atom of the business we were building. If we didn’t know what needed to get done, we wouldn’t be able to delegate it to someone else successfully. …
People are the foundation to a successful business. One that will be resilient. One that will continue to expand its moat over time by outmaneuvering its competition or disrupting itself before competitors do. The people will be the ones who deliver the best customer service, build game-changing products, and craft systems to make the appearance of “cost efficiency.”
Yet, many are confused about how they can measure this. I’ve spoken to 100-plus companies and professionals in the startup ecosystem in Canada and one of the biggest points of concern I hear is: “Sure, I get it. …
Pop business for the intelligent reader. A publication from Medium.