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It gets messy

It gets messy!


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/it-gets-messy/

We’d like to think that following the guidebook will make choices nice and neat and clean. So you might be discouraged at how, well, it’s a bit of a mess. I just wanted to say this: you’re OK. If it was nice and clean and orderly, everybody else could do it....

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It’s pure joy!


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/its-pure-joy/

Running a business sure seems like a lot of work. I don’t want to disregard that. But if that’s ALL it is, why bother? Go out and get a real job that’s less stress! Let’s be honest: We do this because we find joy in the mission, the problem-solving, the control....

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When you reach the pinnacle

When you reach the pinnacle


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/when-you-reach-the-pinnacle/

Reaching the top can be exciting … but it’s also a lonely place. I’ve actually found that the fear of reaching goals can hold people back. Because when you reach the top, what’s next? I happen to believe that it’s the business equivalent of the “mid life crisis.” Is this all...

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It's a crooked path

It’s a crooked path!


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/its-a-crooked-path/

I happened across an interesting question on Quora recently, posed by an entrepreneur who is feeling the pressure of competition from large multi-national corporations. It’s very worrisome for him, and he’s struggling to figure out how to compete against those with more resources and shady tactics. But every advantage has a...

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What's going right

What’s going right?


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/whats-going-right/

We’re absolutely brilliant at finding problems. Humans are hard-wired for it. And people get rewarded for solving problems. So we get really good at it. The problem is that this tendency means we’re not paying attention to what’s going right, what’s working. And your employees who aren’t creating problems tend to...

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Hiring for culture or values

Hiring for culture or values


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/hiring-for-culture-or-values/

Companies have been talking for years about the importance of culture fit when hiring a new employee. But we’ve now discovered it can be a big trap. When someone fits well into your culture, it means that they’re pretty much just like you. Which then leads to a homogeneous company, stifled...

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Are you purpose-washing

Are you “purpose-washing”?


https://www.smallfish.us/business-tips/are-you-purpose-washing/

I was recently reading an interview with Jay Gould, CEO of Interface Corp. He has wonderful experience leading a variety of companies, large and small. He described a trend he’s noticed called “purpose-washing.” He uses it to describe companies that slap a message of purpose on their outreach to employees because...

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