The Art of Less in Business
Our collective obsession with growth
Cities built, GDP created, power wielded, revenues earned and stuff we own.
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The intention behind growth
Have we all become Growth Zombies?
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Goal: Keeping up with the Joneses.
We're benchmarking creatures. Secretly comparing ourselves to others?
Goal: Bigger will make things better.
Are we attempting to fix our unhappiness?
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Goal: Economic growth.
Another version of the previous two goals at the sovereign or company level?
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More can mean more problems.
Doing more is a common Dream Killer.
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More is often negative.
Your small business can become, fat, slow, unfocused and fragmented.
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We get caught up in more revenue.
Apple's capital value gaps away from Googles contrary to market share.
But there is another way
Want to make more money with less grind so you can access freedom?
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What are the Success Metrics?
Measuring the success of your journey toward this goal.
Return on Investment
Financial reward for the risk taken + non-financial returns like time to travel.
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Correlated to business survival. De-risking your business. Feeling safe.
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If your customers are happy you'll be happy.
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The Art of Less essentials.
Some skills that will help you achieve your goals.
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Essentialism, the best of what you do.
Once you curate you can then streamline your product and services.
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Quality at a great price.
Beyond Shareholder Driven
Employee, customer & shareholder driven.
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It's not just about Products and Services.
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Making versus Manufacturing
The mindset of a Crafter. Don't do quick and dirty.
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Simplicity vs Overwhelm
It's complex being simple. Mindset of simple
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Freedom, productivity lift with less dollars and admin.
Systemisation can deal with routine business needs.
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Focus = Saying No
Say no often to requests so that focus and simplicity are protected.
Less can generate a very big business.
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