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15 Years of SparkFun - News - SparkFun Electronics
Honest / interesting review of 15 years of building a business.
sparkfun  business  companies  electronics 
january 2018 by infovore
Big Hairy Audacious Goal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) is a strategic business statement similar to a vision statement which is created to focus an organization on a single medium-long term organization-wide goal which is audacious, likely to be externally questionable, but not internally regarded as impossible." As discovered in this week's crit.
bhag  business  companies  strategy 
march 2016 by infovore
Downfalls of Distributed Startups — about work — Medium
"This post is a look at the biggest downfalls of distributed startups - specifically the rise of monoculture, siloing of the workforce, isolation of management, expense of communication and loss of group context." Lots of great points, and well-observed counters; useful reading if you only ever work from home occasionally, let alone all the time.
wfh  work  companies  culture  distributed 
april 2013 by infovore
A Story of GameLayers, Inc.
"Between 2007 and 2009 GameLayers made a multiplayer game across all the content of the internet. I was the CEO of GameLayers and one of the co-founders. Here I'll share stories and data from this online social game startup. This story covers prototyping, fund raising, company building, strategic shifting, winding down and moving on." Brutally honest writing from Justin. It's detailed, clear, and the financial figures are worth a read if you're even remotely thinking about things that look like this. Definitely worth your time.
business  games  pmog  justinhall  companies 
october 2011 by infovore

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