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Self-Implementation
Self-Implementation

I didn't find EOS until 17 years into running my company - but I can tell you that the biggest mistake we made in those first years was trying to be everything to everybody. Basically if we had the skills to do something we'd do it. Our marketing message was so muddy that prospective buyers were not even sure what we did.

It took me a long time to get here, but now I look when looking at the 1 and 3 year goals, I break down each initiative into rocks and assign budget and prerequisites to each. So, we... (More)

Hey, @Andrew McCutchen104 congrats on starting this journey. It's a game changer.

Your starting point for the A/C is that you have three major functions: sales/mktg, ops, and finance/admin.

It's very common for some of these functions to be split into multiple boxes -- sales/mktg can turn into a sales seat and a marketing seat, finance/admin is often split into several, and in cases like yours where you have distinct lines of business the ops seat can be split (into engineering services, contract manufacturing, and staffing).

So splitting seats is very common, but combining the distinct functions into a single... (More)