Change Catalyst with Shanna Mann: Strategy & Support for Sane Self-Employment

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Bonsai Philosophy

We can talk about how to scale all we want, but in practice, a lot of people are ambivalent towards scaling. Although we have a cultural bias that ‘all growth is good growth’, it’s not actually true. Unless you’re careful, growth can take you places you don’t want to be. To show how this works Read more

Someone asked me for the definition of scaling. They had seen it used frequently and thought they understood from context, but had never seen a really solid explanation. I’ve mentioned scaling in relation to Maker businesses, but I can do better. First we are going to talk about scaling, and then we’re going to look Read more

[In the last post I alluded to the difficulties Makers have in scaling their businesses, but I thought the concept deserved its own post.] You need a teeny tiny amount of math for this post. Not a ton, not even any numbers. Just a concept. Linear growth= Growth along one metric. Exponential growth= Growth along Read more