We all want to be healthier, better-rested, more productive, more creative, and more successful. Yet somehow we’ve forgotten that we’re all just human.
Now I know that everyone wants to be healthy, better-rested, more productive, more creative, and more successful. And yet this isn’t what our company does. We take care of our employees so they’re healthy, well-rested, productive, and more successful. Which is what people want to hear.
But really? You dont want to work in a place where its just a bunch of jerks who are lazy and don’t care about their coworkers, so you hire people who are really good at their jobs and use them to motivate your team. This is exactly why we are one of the largest, most successful technology companies in the world.
How do we know that? We dont. We know because we are good at what we do. And we are also good at making sure that we dont keep doing the same thing over and over again. We dont keep using the same system the same way the first time, even though we understand the need to keep doing that. We do it this way because we are very good at it and it is what we have always done. And we are very good at the rest too.
We’re not the first company to try and use this. We are one of the very first companies to try and make an effort to stay ahead of what has become a standard method of doing business. We do this because we are good at what we do. And we want to keep doing the things we do. Because we are so good at it and so well known for it that it is an easy thing to do.
The reason we are so well known for it is because we are so good at it that we have become a standard by which all companies are judged – the more successful a company, the more successful it is likely to be. The less successful, the less successful it is likely to be.
That’s what this blog is all about. It’s a place to share our experiences, both successes and failures, of different ways of doing business.
One of the things I read about was how a company that had grown to be the largest chip company in the world suddenly had a downturn in sales. They went from $50m in revenue to less than $2m in revenue. Apparently chip companies grow in all kinds of ways. It was a good example of “a company that grows” not being a good thing.
So what did they do? The company was still growing, but what they did was try to grow it in a new way. It used to be that when a new company was formed this would be their first step towards success. They would start by getting a name. They would get a website and get some traffic. They would invest in their marketing strategy. They would try to sell more at a lower price. They would create a buzz that would get everyone talking about them.
Instead, the chip market was so stagnant that it was hard to keep up with the other companies. Companies like Xilinx, STMicroelectronics, and Xilinx, are just so much better at what they do. They have a longer track record and more loyal fans that tend to stick around even after a company has been acquired.