Monday, August 08, 2016

Why Businesses Remain Small

There is a danger in being persuaded before one understands........... Bishop Thomas Wilson

As a leader, if you mature with the discipline to build an organization that can grow and scale, then you can go the distance.

An organization is essentially the sum total of its physical, financial, human, intellectual, and relationship capital. Different industries and different business models have always maintained different percentages of these asset types.

Manufacturers invest most of their capital into physical assets, while high-tech firms invest in R&D to create new intellectual capital.

So why would a $100 million organization be trapped in the body of a $30 million company.


- They confuse growth for scaling. Growth means adding revenue at the same pace you are adding resources; scaling means adding revenue at a much greater rate than cost.

- They let their identity be formed by the biggest customers rather than in-depth strategy work;
For example, Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry, lost its market leadership position because it didn’t move beyond its traditional corporate customers; it failed to understand the mobile app market.

- They think to quickly multiply successes is the same as building for sustainable growth;
Taking the time to design an organization that can sustain growth is what distinguishes great executives from those that eventually get swept away by the wave. In today’s market, tech platforms enable relationships to scale rapidly, and at near-zero cost.

This is the phenomenon that has led to exciting platform businesses like Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber, and Airbnb. Even when these firms rely on physical assets, like cars for Uber, they own the technology, not the physical asset.

- They fear that standardizing approaches to work will neutralize entrepreneurial freedom and stunt creativity;
But this is rarely the case. Standardized processes liberate creativity because they free up distracted energy that’s consumed by reinventing approaches every time something is done.

Organizational transformation must begin with a leadership transformation

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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Lifestyle Choice of Business Executives

Swift instinct leaps; slow reason feebly climbs.............. Edward Young

It is time to make your body fit for a healthier lifestyle in order to perform better in business.
Taking care of your own body also maintains a healthier mind while improving your quality of life.

What if you do not enjoy going to the gym?

Then you should.........

Turn your Android Phone into the Ultimate Fitness Tracker

Here are the best apps for your android mobile.

1  Water Drink Reminder
Do you drink enough water throughout the day? this app simply reminds you to drink water and tracks your water drinking habits.
This app contains customized cups that helps you to stay motivated towards drinking water, it also sets the start and end time to drink water throughout the day. Drinking enough water is the best way to stay in shape.

2 Calorie Counting: MyFitnessPal
With the largest food database, it is amazingly fast and easy to use calorie counter which helps you
take those extra pounds off. This is one of the best and well known app that counts up the calorie that you had taken in.
This app is being now used by lots of gym trainers.

3 Strava Running and Cycling GPS

Millions of runners and cyclists use Strava to record their activities, compare performance over time, compete with their community and share the photos, stories and highlights of their activities with friends

4 7 Minute Workout
This app is exercises based that comes with a virtual trainer to motivates you. This is the perfect app for those who are looking for losing weight as soon as possible. This provides the 7-minute training per day and it allows you to train your Abs, chest, thighs and legs. It has the complete set of exercises that are very popular in terms to loose weight fast.

5 Pocket Yoga
This is simply a yoga instructor as it gives you positions, sequences and exercises according to each body part. It divides each yoga into levels and every level has alternate duration to follow. It contains over 200 illustrated posed images that will guide you throughout each session. It also tracks your progress.

6 Google Fit- Fitness Tracking
The app is from Google Inc. it can track any activity that you perform while holding the phone. 
As you walk, run or whatever throughout the day it keeps the records. It also gives real-time status for runs, walks, and rides which help to stay motivated on the field. This is the must have app if you are looking for a fitness tracking app.

7 5K Running Trainer
The app was designed for inexperienced runners who are just beginning an exercise routine. The plan’s structure prevents new runners from giving up and at the same time challenges them to continue moving forward. This app works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, gradually building up strength and stamina to fully running 5K.

8 Instant Heart Rate
This app tells your heart rate or your pulse rate and you can easily judge the workout level according to that stats. It does not need any external hardware. Use it for optimizing your exercise and tracking your progress.

9 RunKeeper
The RunKeeper is the perfect app for those who like to run. It records information about your activities and shows detailed statistics, distance travelled, time taken to complete the run and even your heart rate during exercise.

10 Check Body Fat: BMI Calculator
The best app that will count your BMI easily and give the accurate results. Body fat percentage is estimated from BMI by formula derived by Deurenberg and co-workers.

Turn Your Android Phone into the Ultimate Fitness Tracker and you can easily maintain a healthy body.

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