What Is Rugged Individualism? And Why You Might Be Guilty Of it

What Is Rugged Individualism? And Why You Might Be Guilty Of it

Choosing to become an entrepreneur (and assuming all the risk this entails) requires a certain do-it-yourself spirit, or “rugged individualism.” You’re confident about what you have to offer, whether that’s a product, service, or other commodity, and you believe you’re capable enough to get it into the marketplace. You also accept that, in the absence of a traditional work structure, you’ll have to do everything yourself.

The #1 Secret To Making Meetings More Productive

The #1 Secret To Making Meetings More Productive

In most organizations (and entrepreneurial companies are not exempt), meetings are treated as the drudging process you have to go through before there’s any agreement or alignment on a given project. This is because there’s been no half-hour thinking on the part of one person beforehand to make meetings more productive. Instead, you’re starting from scratch, using up a lot of people’s time.