Growth and why it matters

The popular wisdom goes as follows: startups that want to become unicorns need to think about growth all the time; everyone else is off the hook.

This is very, very wrong. Why?

Simply because when you start at zero – as every new business does, without exception – you need to...

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Thoughtful growth (profitability, part III)

This is the third and final part of this mini-series on profitability. (You can find parts one and two here.)

We’ve now covered two ways of building a company – one is the slow, steady and profitable way (formerly known as “running a business” –...

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Always niche, rarely optimal (profitability, part II)

Welcome to the second part of this mini-series on profitability! (You can read the previous article here.)

Last time, I talked about profitability as the only strategy that truly works in the long run. However, we all know of companies that are not profitable, but seem to be doing pretty...

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In a world full of Amazons, be a Patagonia (profitability, part I)

I’ve been thinking about where to start when covering finance for entrepreneurs. Should it be a topic that’s pressing right now; something hyper-specific that will be immensely useful to some, but not at all to others; or should it be something big and important that many are getting...

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