"…insights for scaleups"
|Life did not take over the globe by combat, but by networking!|
|Tamsin Woolley-Barker, author of Teeming|
Stop Asking These 7 Questions of Children (and Adults) — here's another great blog post by Mr. Contrarian Ozan Varol on the seven questions you should stop asking and the one's you should ask instead. As an example:
I'm printing, posting, and asking the new 7 questions – I'll let you know how it goes. Hope you find them equally insightful.
Unified Theory of Scaling — One of the more entertaining yet insightful books I've read in years is Tasmin Woolley-Barker's Teeming: How Superorganisms Work Together to Build Infinite Wealth on a Finite Planet (and your company can too). Notes Tamsin:
For this quick list of deep patterns and components go right to the short chapter titled "The Mycelial Way: A Quick Guide." SPro and book club members will get her book next week and Tamsin will be keynoting our ScaleUp Summit May 22 – 23, New Orleans
Five Keys to Super Growth — these are like super powers. The five broad components superorganisms have utilized to survive and thrive for billions of years, which we can utilize in our firms, are:
Again, I've read extensively and this is the closest I've seen to a unified theory of what organizations must do to scale exponentially. The 12 deep patterns distributed among these five components are the real "how to's" that all AI and human driven systems will use to build infinite wealth. Plus, she's so funny in how she teaches these ideas. I look forward to meeting and learning from Tasmin, one of the three women keynoters, at our ScaleUp Summit in New Orleans. See you there.
Google's Two New Traits of Great Managers — Google measures everything, and that includes what makes great managers. Interestingly, coaching is #1 on their list of the eight traits they discovered back in 2008 when they embarked on Project Oxygen – I still maintain the term "coach" needs to replace the term "manager" i.e. sales coach vs. sales manager. As the company has evolved Google went back to test the original eight and discovered two additional traits that have proved critical to team effectiveness, retention, engagement, etc.:
The first one is critical because real work gets done cross functionally. The second because generally a good decision now is better than a great decision later. And nothing constrains progress like a non-decision and non-decision maker. Take two minutes to read the details of all 10 traits in this Google Re:Work article. Thank you to Troy Schrock, The CEO Advantage, for sharing this link.
"Prediction Intelligence" — this is the unifying theme of our upcoming ScaleUp Summit. The late Dr. Deming noted that the primary job of a leader is prediction and this is precisely the role of Artificial Intelligence (the #1 topic at Davos) according to the authors of Prediction Machines (keynoting our Summit). Add in "intelligence" – as in collective intelligence, conversational intelligence (great questions!), etc. – topics addressed by our other keynoters – and you have a powerful combination to dominate your industry.
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