quarta-feira, fevereiro 15, 2017

Acerca da batota

Caro J, espero que esta missiva te vá encontrar chei@ de ganas e de ilusion:
"One of those questions comes up every time I talk with startups: How do you protect yourself from giants who might copy your idea?
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For those of you who are up against incumbents, which is most everyone, here’s my answer:
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Don’t compete, Out-think
Play the game you know you can win.
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How?
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Create a space for yourself that only you can own by doing what everyone else is unwilling to do. This is how all innovators win.
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challenges a giants assumptions and beliefs. You want to do things that they find uninteresting, challenging and outside their experience. The added benefit is this gives your audience a surprise, you reset their expectations.
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Giants are not disruptive by nature, rather they wait until it’s evident something is happening and react. So, if an idea has disruptive potential, it should make your competition uncomfortable; and that’s your space of opportunity.
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Giants rarely put resources into ideas that challenge their assumptions and core business model because they don’t want to mess around with something that already works for them. Stability is too important for them, so their resources are focused on maintaining the status quo rather than exploring alternatives.
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It’s very simple: Big companies have resources, what they don’t have is courage. By optimizing for their current business model, they set themselves up and ignore anything that is outside their model.
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 If the game is designed for you to lose, don’t play that game. Play a different one. As a leader and entrepreneur, remember to always challenge assumptions, because it isn’t simply about being faster and cheaper, it’s about being different."
Trechos retirados de "How Startups Slay Giants"