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Running an SME during #CoronaVirus...

Thought I'd share the philosophy and set of short term decisions we came up with at forgood. Feel free to copy/paste/steal whatever you feel is relevant. Tough times - but that's when humans are usually at their best. These were all crowdsourced and developed by the forgood team. Thanks to the team - we're only a few days in - but everyone is displaying emotional maturity, patience and humour. All that and more are critical to getting through this. Hope this content helps in some way. Stay safe out there 👊 Our Philosophy 1. Don’t panic. Get a flu shot. 2. We’re a small team - if someone gets sick - we’ve got your back. 3. Help our ecosystem wherever we can, given our fortunate position and ability to ride this out.  4. Keep moving forward! OKRs stay in place wherever possible - we just find new ways to get there and new ways to add value to clients. 5. Timescale. Plan in 2-4 week bursts. But understand this could last till October 2020 and beyo

Andy’s 10 Rules for Tech Businesses

I've been collecting these for years. The scars and triumphs of experience. Thought I'd share... #1 // Always get 5% better Revolutionary leaps happen from constant evolutionary pressure. Getting 100% better overnight is often impossible, but getting 5% better every day, week, month and year will lead to radical progress. #2 // Users can be idiots – but we love them anyway Users will always do what you don’t expect them to. They’ll click where you don’t want them to click. They’ll struggle with everything you think is simple – and breeze through everything you think is complicated. They'll have the system configuration or set of IT policies that you'v never encountered before. Remember, you’re building systems for THEM. They will always follow the path of least resistance. And without them, you don't have a product. #3 // Get shit done What gets done, deployed or delivered to a customer is infinitely more important than the process you took to get ther