Sweet Sassafras, this is good. Review Seth Godin’s “Is it too late to catch up?” It’s got bullet points and everything.
I’ve been out on the fringe of basecamp, but I’m going to check it out over the weekend and see how I can practically apply its stuff. I’ll let you know.
I muchly prefer Emma to his email suggestions. She’s low-maintenance but perky-in-ya-know-a-good-way.
This was my favorite of Seth’s list:
Don’t have any meetings about your web strategy. Just do stuff. First you have to fail, then you can improve.
Stop having so many meetings. Start doing more stuff. Amen.
What do you think? What else can someone do to catch up?
We’re going to start thinking about strategic planning next week. How to make it simpler. How to actually implement the stuff that excites you. Something in Seth’s post brought me back to something important to remember as you, too, think about what you’re going to do next year.
You cannot increase what you do not measure and reward.
You hear the measure part a lot. Lots of managers like to leave out the reward part, though.
But that’s another post for another day.