Business plan lessons learned. This post discusses the purpose and value of a business plan, and the key questions that should be addressed in the plan.

Business Plan Lessons Learned – Part 2

In part one of this post I discussed the purpose and value of a business plan. I also listed the key questions that should be addressed in the plan.   I also suggested that while your business model is a very important part of your plan, revenue projections or financial statements (income statement, cash flow statement, […]

Business plan lessons learned. This post discusses the purpose and value of a business plan, and the key questions that should be addressed in the plan.

Business Plan Lessons Learned – Part 1

In the course of my work with entrepreneurs and start-up teams I’m often asked about business plans. Do we really need one? What are the main topics? Should we do a detailed 30-page version, or is a PowerPoint presentation good enough? Even though many books, articles, and blogs have been written about business plans, I […]

6 tips for leading change. Some valuable tips and lessons about the critical factors in leading a successful change in a company or organization.

6 Tips for Leading Change

Change is a constant element in our lives, both personal and professional. As leaders, we often need to initiate and lead changes in our organizations. These changes include strategic directions, product features and roadmap, process and organizational changes. Whether the change is self-initiated or imposed, strategic or tactical, it’s always met with significant challenges, both psychological […]

The DNA of Innovative Companies. This post discusses the key elements that are critical for creating an environment of innovation.

The DNA of Innovative Companies

I recently read a great article called the ‘The Innovator’s DNA’, written by Jeffrey H. Dyer, Hal B. Gregersen, and Clayton M. Christensen.   The article presents the findings and conclusions from a six-year study in which the authors looked into what habits and skills distinguish the most innovative entrepreneurs from other executives. These successful […]

Social entrepreneurship at its best. How ca we encourage and assist social entrepreneurs to develop and launch successful ventures

Social Entrepreneurship at its Best

This is a story about social entrepreneurship at its best. A true social startup.   My two and a half year old daughter attends the therapeutic daycare at Beit Issie Shapiro in Ra’anana, Israel.   Beit Issie Shaprio’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and their families. The organization has […]