Articles For CEOs, Senior Executives and Entrepreneurs
On Starting And Running High Growth Companies
From The "Secrets Of A Serial Entrepreneur" Series


By Bob Norton, President C-Level Enterprises, Inc. 
(except as noted otherwise)

All of these articles and much more are available in The Startup Manual organized by stage of development, indexed and improved with a CD-ROM of business design and improvement tools. Click here for more information.

Executive Management and Organizational Development:

  1. The 11 Required Elements of a Successful Vision - What is a "Vision" and How to Develop and Use It  (PDF File)

  2. How Do You Grow a Company To $100 Million?  (PDF File)

  3. Modes of Management - Shifting Management Gears As Your Company's Stage of Development Evolves (PDF File)

  4. The Risk Assessment Landscape Map - A Framework For Viewing and Managing Business Risk (PDF File)

  5. Management Methods That Work - An Effective Model For Building Your Organization Without Limits (PDF File)

  6. A Simple Framework For Employee Development (PDF File)

  7. Customer Service is Dead or Dying - Top 8 Ways to Improve Your Customer Service (PDF File)

  8. Sales Management Tips - Announcing Quota and Compensation Plan Changes - By Suzanne Paling

  9. Overloaded?  Lead Your Way Out!

Designing Your Business, Vision, Product and Market Positioning:

  1. The Messaging And Communications Pyramid - A Simple Overview Framework (PDF File)

  2. Market Entry Strategy & Positioning and Using Competitive Landscape Maps (PDF File)

  3. What is a "Vision" and How to Develop and Use It - The 11 Required Elements of a Successful Vision (PDF File)

  4. "Marketing" A Waste of Money Or The Most Important Thing You Can Do? (PDF File)

  5. Getting 10X Productivity in Product Development (PDF File)

  6. When Do You Need a New Vision or a Vision Tune-up? (PDF File)

  7. Principals of Risk Management (PDF File)

  8. The Risk Assessment Landscape Map - A Framework For Viewing and Managing Business Risk (PDF File)

For Board Members, CEOs and Senior Executives Wishing To Become CEOs:

  1. 68 CEO Responsibilities - Source unknown

  2. The True Cost of a CEO - Current CEO Compensation Averages

  3. CEO's Role in Early-Stage Companies

  4. Ten Questions Every Board Member And Executive Candidate Should Ask - From Fortune Magazine

  5. Top Ten Tips On Hiring A Senior Executive  (PDF File)

  6. Getting Value From Consultants

  7. Are Directors Obsolete - Peter Cohen

Managing Startups & Early-Stage Companies:

  1. Top 10 Rules For Startup Success   (PDF)

  2. The Perfect Startup Model - A Metaphor for Success (PDF File)

  3. Startup Versus Big Company - A Comparison of Operations Modes (PDF File)

  4. Eighty Percent Solutions - Why 100% Solutions Can Mean Certain Death For Early Stage Companies (PDF File)

  5. Common Startup Mistakes - A Series on Avoidable Errors That Have Killed Companies
              A. Controlling Your Money and Resources (PDF File)
              B. Understanding Capital Expenditures and Their Real Cost (PDF File)

  6. Big Company Disease - And the Top Ten Signs A Company Has It

  7. Hiring and Job Scope in Early Stage Companies (PDF File)

  8. Twelve Secrets To Entrepreneurial Success

  9. 16 Deadly Sin Committed By Startups (reprinted from The Red Herring)

Finance:

  1. Top Ten Tips For Raising Angel Financing in 2003 (PDF File)

  2. Top 11 Things NOT To Tell Angel Investors (PDF)

  3. Landscape Map of Financing Environment Today - Angel vs. VC

  4. Fixing Venture Capital - From Joel on Software site

  5. See Book Recommendations on this Complex and Dynamic Topic

  6. SBA Lending Limits Increased To $2 million

Human Capital and Hiring The Best:

  1. Top Ten Hiring Tips (For All Employees) (PDF File)

  2. Top Ten Tips On Hiring A Senior Executive (PDF File)

  3. The 16 Best Interview Questions Ever (PDF File)

  4. Thoughts Using Interim Management

  5. Getting Value From Consultants

  6. The Most Common Hiring Mistake Made Today (PDF File)

  7. Top 10 Reasons Why An Executive Hires A Coach

  8. Job Scope In Early-Stage Companies (PDF File)

  9. Advice From a Nobel Prize Winner on Human Capital Management

  10. The Disney Approach to Human Capital

Miscellaneous Other Articles:

  1. Redefining the Business-Owner/Professional Relationship: Moving From Dependency to Collaboration by Harvy Simkovits and Paul Faxon

  2. Code of Ethics of C-Level Enterprises and the Institute of Management Consultants

  3. Due Diligence Checklist

  4. See Reading and Book Recommendations

 

 

 

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All of these articles and much more are available in The Startup Manual organized by stage of development, indexed and improved with a CD-ROM of business design and improvement tools. Click here for more information.