Creating a plan is vital to the success of your business, but without execution, the plan is worthless.
Throughout many of the past letters I have lauded the value of planning. It is very important to know where you want to go, and why; and to revisit the plan regularly to make sure it is still relevant.
Yet, if we cannot turn our plans into action, they are of no help. Being able to execute must be a core competency of every entrepreneur.
Over the holidays I read the book The 4 Disciples of Execution and found the framework presented very practical, as it can be applied widely and isn’t too prescriptive. At a very high level, these disciplines are:
There is no magic bullet for execution, but concepts like these can help us. I want to encourage you to really think about the work you are doing, and evaluate how you can focus on those things that will matter most.
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