Morettini On Management

The Quarterly Newsletter of PJM Consulting


Summer, 2018




It's time for the Summer PJM Consulting Newsletter. We've got 3 all new articles to share as usual, along with a collection of the most appreciated from the past. The common thread of the new articles is "startups", although 3 very different aspects: coping with the emotional ups and downs, starting up within a large corporation, and recognizing when the startup journey has (sadly) come to an end. I'd be happy to hear from you with any questions or comments that you have on the newsletter content.

Feel free to reach out using the contact information at the bottom of the newsletter. Now on to the new articles:



Can You Do an Internal Startup Within a Large Corporation?


This is a topic that I believe is dramatically under-covered in the tech industry. You will find many books on startups as well as large corporate cultures, but rarely will you find something written about the melding of these two different animals into that "odd duck": the internal startup. Here's a pragmatic view of successful intrapreneurship:  Read Article



Handling the Emotions of the Startup Journey


Everyone knows that startups are hard, this is part of the popular lore of the tech industry. The difficulty of it is celebrated in our culture as well as the folks that successfully endure it and heaped with wealth beyond their dreams. These top of the pyramid entrepreneurs become tech industry folk heros. But how tough is it, really? So tough in many cases that you really can't understand it until you've gone through it for yourself. Because the emotional toll can be so great, it is actually an obstacle that needs to be acknowledged and planned for upfront to maximize the chances of success, just like scarce capital or brual competition. Let's take a look: Read Article


The End of a Tech Startup Journey: 6 Signs a Company is Failing


Now here's a topic nobody writes about - and maybe even fewer want to read about it! Who wants to even think about failure! It's the antithesis of the entrepreneurial tech industry spirity. I hesitated to write about it myself, but I decided that it is too important to ignore.The facts are that the vast majority of software and hardware startups will ultimately fail, and even among the most successful entrepreneurs, failure will almost certainly occur sometimes in their careers. Learning to recognize when the end is upon you is a skill that can minimize the damage and may enable success in the next project. Let's dive in and examine some of the common warning signs: Read Article


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