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In The Loop—Chapter 6: Systems and Company Stage

On the day you start a company, you give birth to a system. Not much of one, of course. It is small and weak — almost...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
20 min read

In The Loop—Chapter 5: Vision and Strategic Choice

Vision is the leader’s foresight: the end in mind of what the enterprise will become. Its reach is limited only by the leader’s capacity...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
8 min read

In The Loop—Chapter 4: The Generative and Adaptive Imperatives

Systems can always be improved. But a system intervention must be well planned, or the cure may prove worse than the disease. In improving...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
11 min read

In The Loop — Chapter 3: The Enterprise as a System…

When an enterprise fails, opinions abound as to why. Some fault the functional structure. Everyone operated in silos. The sales department was the problem — or...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
18 min read

How to Form Strategic Partnerships Without Getting Crushed

Co-Authored by Jacob Sandler @ CEO Quest and David Feldman @ Indicator Ventures The Cambridge Business English Dictionary defines a strategic partnership as “an arrangement between two companies or organizations to help each...
David Feldman David Feldman
9 min read

In the Loop —Chapter 2: In the Loop Leadership

If you are the CEO or senior executive of a company with big aspirations — whether startup or Fortune 500 — the job of transformation is on you....
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
14 min read

In The Loop — Chapter 1: The Rise of The Loop…

Digital technology has hit an inflection point, and there’s no turning back. Products and services are digitizing. More and more human activity is becoming...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
19 min read

In The Loop: Leadership and the Fit Systems Enterprise

Introduction “You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983)...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
8 min read

Funding & Exits –  Chapter 16: The IPO Exit

While the value of public companies has grown from 105% of GDP in 1996 to 136% today, the number of these firms has been...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
12 min read

Funding & Exits – Chapter 15: The Private Equity…

If your company has achieved at least $10M in recurring revenue with predictable future growth, low churn and proximity to cash flow positive, then...
Tom Mohr Tom Mohr
6 min read

Traversing the Traction Gap with Bruce Cleveland

It is in traversing the traction gap that most startups fail. The ability to tackle that journey will determine their success. Our favorite stories feature...
Jacob Sandler Jacob Sandler
3 min read