The Significant Entrepreneur

The Journey from Success to Significance

Does your business have an economic right to exist? — October 15, 2015

Does your business have an economic right to exist?

  1. Do you know what you are selling?
  2. Have you productised it?
  3. Can you productise it?
  4. Do you have a market?
  5. Do you have a differentiator?
  6. Could you have a differentiator?
  7. Do you make a real profit?
  8. Can you make a real profit?
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Passion and Pain — July 24, 2015
Are You A Leader? — July 25, 2012

Are You A Leader?

  1. Do you challenge the status quo?
  2. Are you creating a culture around your goal and involving others in it?
  3. Are you curious about the world you are trying to change?
  4. Are you using you charisma to attract and motivate your followers?
  5. Are you communicating your vision for the future?
  6. Are you commited to your vision  and basing your decisions on that commitment?
  7. Are you connecting your followers to each other?

Are you doing all, some or none of these?

Do you consider yourself to be a leader?

The Reality Check Checklist — July 3, 2012

The Reality Check Checklist

  1. Are you making meaning?
  2. Does your product jump to, or create, the next curve?
  3. Is your product Deep, Intelligent, Complete, Elegant, and Emotive?
  4. Do you have a mantra for what you do?
  5. Do you have a 10 slide pitch with no font smaller than 30 points that you can give in 20 minutes?
  6. Have you figured out a way to take your product to market with no budget?
  7. Are you helping people who cannot help you?
  8. Can you blow away any audience with a demonstration of your product?
  9. Would you hire “imperfect” job candidates who love what you do, as well as people who are better than you are?
  10. Are you only asking people to do things that you would do, too?
Are you building a Significant Business? — June 11, 2012
Are You A Significant Entrepreneur? — June 4, 2012

Are You A Significant Entrepreneur?

To get an idea of whether you are adding value to others, ask yourself these five questions:

  1. Would those who work for you confirm that you add value to them?
  2. Do your ideas and plans directly impact the mission of the organisation in a positive way?
  3. Are you worth more than your salary?
  4. Do your business partners constantly affirm your value to the organisation?
  5. Do you do whatever it takes to add value to your business partners, your employees, and the organisation?
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