Why think small? Over the past ten years, I have watched the majority of my transitioning clients land in smaller companies. It’s a clear trend. Quite a few have also been busy creating, buying or joining small or solo businesses. Most are having a positive experience, making an impact, and leveraging considerable skills and knowledge gained during those big company years. They aren’t expecting to be heading back to a bigger company any time soon. If you are in this camp now, read on. If your current status or future focus is a big company, one day you too will likely be thinking small. Either way, keep an open mind, and read on.
Here is a summary of two of my favorites on this subject.
Seven Keys to Switching from a Bigger Company to a Smaller One
Michael Fertik is a repeat Internet entrepreneur and CEO with experience in technology and law. He founded Reputation.com in 2006. Here are the headlines from his Harvard Business Review blog:
Forget influence – empire building
Solve everything yourself
Never cover your a$$
Don’t solve problems you don’t have
Get used to waterfall budgeting
Understand that your daily impact is huge
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