You start out with a vision. You fight to develop your product. You ship. And you get so caught up by day-to-day operations and fixing things that you don't have time to think about the vision or - more importantly - put initiatives in place for the longer term that will ensure you continue driving… Continue reading Making the vision operational
There is no doubt that data forms a really solid basis for making business critical decisions not only in large organizations but also in startups. That especially holds true when ressources are tight, and the ambitions are grand; you need to really ensure that what you're spending your time and money on truly works towards… Continue reading Tactital vs strategic use of data
January is typically the month where a lot of us set new and often ambitious goals for ourselves. And the coming weeks are typically the ones where we once again fail miserably in achieving them. Maintaining and working hard towards a goal - especially a big hairy one - is really hard and takes an… Continue reading Getting your goals right
Today marks the beginning of the last quarter of the calendar year 2021. For many that’s an opportunity to assess previous objectives and set up new ones for the new quarter using the OKR method made famous by Google. That’s all great. But what many find is that OKRs can actually be quite tricky to… Continue reading 3 tips for setting OKRs
Not everybody is a brilliant strategist. And that’s ok. Yet every founder team need a strategy for how to develop and grow their startup, and what do you do, if the very thought of developing a strategy just gives you an uneasy feeling? The simple answer is that you make it as easy as you… Continue reading Ask strategic questions
The Christmas holidays are upon us. and with that 2020 is (finally) coming to an end. It may thus be a good time to reflect a little on what went by in the year that passed. Forget Covid-19 for a second (I'll get back to that a bit later); for me this was a year… Continue reading Yay, it’s (almost) Christmas!
It is so easy setting new goals that you can just as easily forget to follow up on the goals that came before them. That is a real shame, because it is from actions past that you learn how to improve and getter better in the future. And with that also how you succeed in… Continue reading Remember the rearview-mirror
I love OKR's as a concept. And God knows I have been trying time and time again to make them and associated tracking apps and services work for me and my team. But alas; I have failed every single time. It is not that setting up OKRs is super hard; everybody can define and objective… Continue reading The problem with OKR