Dream big dreams and set the bar high – increments and
fractions don't interest them
and ridicule bureaucracy
Grow on good ideas
– regardless of their source
involve everyone, and reward or remove people based on their contribution to
Without the din and prattle of bureaucracy, people listen as
well as talk; and since there are fewer of them they generally know
and understand each other.
Move faster. They know the
penalties for hesitation in the marketplace.
Are more transparent. In small
companies, with fewer layers and less camouflage, the
up very clearly on the screen. Their
performance and its impact are
clear to everyone.
Waste less. Small companies spend
less time in endless reviews and approvals and politics and paper
drills. They have fewer people; therefore they only do the
things. Their people are free to direct their energy and attention
toward the marketplace rather than fighting bureaucracy.