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Strategy in Two Worlds

Why Cross-pollinate what works in strategy for the established firm with what works in strategy for the major new venture startup? It has to do with the key strategy dilemma in each world:
 
What if the established firm could take on the entrepreneurial capabilities of the major new venture startup and the major new venture start up could take on more of what gives the established firm a sense of stability and well-being and live life a little easier? 
 
Here are two key questions:
 
Why can’t the established firm just start acting like the major new venture start up – tomorrow!?
 
This is very difficult but it can be done. We will explore why and how in this website.
 
Why can’t the major new venture start-up team begin building stability oriented infrastructure, routines, reporting and control mechanisms – very early and maybe way ahead of what is normally done? Sounds crazy? 
 
I have done this in three major new venture startups as their key advisor and the eventual new owners (all sold out early to much larger firms as a form of exit) paid a premium for each venture because of the early investments “to already look and act like an established firm”. This allowed each venture to be integrated into the new owner much quicker and cheaper than is the norm, thus the purchase price premium. To get a new venture management team to carve out time and money to do this in the midst of excitement of giving birth to a new winning idea is not the norm.
 
The possibilities are huge for the cross-pollination of knowledge and new learning from it. We will provide this cross-pollination throughout this website.
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