Next year (annual planning, part II)

Last week’s newsletter was originally meant to have a quick, one-paragraph introduction before launching into a piece about annual planning. I wanted to acknowledge how uniquely hard it is to get started on this annual exercise this year; before I knew it, the intro had taken over and...

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This year (annual planning, part I)

Are you someone who thinks detailed annual planning, whether entrepreneurial or life-related, is a waste of time? A lot of people would probably say 2020 proved you right. The jokes write themselves.

In December 2019, I was just wrapping up a three-months-turned-six project at Deliveroo....

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Who sets the ambition for your company?

Entrepreneurs are obsessed with being their own boss. Almost everyone I know who started a company did it – at least in part – to free themselves from corporate processes and finally be fully in charge, with all the good, bad and ugly that comes with it.

Subsequently, we don’t...

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