Artisan vs. entrepreneur

Some interesting insight from Geoff Graham, entrepreneur and blogger from one of our Praxis business partners, GuildQuality. “If you’re a non-technical founder like me, think long and hard before seeking a technical cofounder to help you launch your vision. I’ve found that most people (whether they are developers, designers, salespeople, marketers, carpenters, masons, doctors, soliders, or pugilists) simply aren’t cut…

Peyton Manning, Chip Kelly, and strategy versus execution

I enjoy watching football and I naturally connect typically non-business things in life to business (Game of Thrones, sports, the ocean…). As I watched Peyton Manning’s Broncos systematically destroy Chip Kelly’s Eagles yesterday, some ideas I have been mulling related to success came to mind. These thoughts involve the relationship between strategy and execution. Specifically,…

It’s not about getting discovered

People who get “discovered” are usually found while they’re in the middle of doing something constructive. It’s pretty hard to discover someone when they’re hiding in the shadows waiting for permission to be creative or when they’re blending in the with crowd because they’re too afraid make unconventional choices.. Success is a reward for creating…