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  1. Shirkahn

    EXECUTION Buying my Porsche

    Thanks for feedback, not going to validate and see if there is a need. The idea behind the challenge is to achieve something without putting to much effort or thought into it. But to your second point, that did cross my mind and along with every delivery, one can return the old bottle at no...
  2. Shirkahn

    EXECUTION Buying my Porsche

    Nope, not referring to that book. I am referring to a one page business plan - I think if you can’t put in on one page, it’s too complicated to run with no clear objectives.
  3. Shirkahn

    EXECUTION Buying my Porsche

    So the first update: 1) the simple idea: create a subscription service for premium gym water bottles to be shipped every second month. 2) work in progress 3) domain registered as www.hippobottle.com and page being created - should be ready on Friday. 4) will have this ready before...
  4. Shirkahn

    Weekly stand up meeting

    No I have not but will check it out. Thanks
  5. Shirkahn

    EXECUTION Buying my Porsche

    So I have been postponing my Porsche purchase for a couple of years now and I thought it would make a great birthday present for myself next year. Was talking to my wife about it last night and she has no problem with but acknowledges that I always postpone. So she suggested I start a separate...
  6. Shirkahn

    OPM or funding

    Very good point and ironically this is what I do and it gives me a simple answer to business that I don’t persue. It’s easy to say no but it’s difficult to say yes. I look at my idea and as an investor I say hell yes but I am bias. I know the market and I know the potential but the investor...
  7. Shirkahn

    Be pig headed!

    Be pig headed!
  8. Shirkahn

    OPM or funding

    In all my previous business I invested in my own basic infrastructure and then used OPM (other peoples money) to run the business and build it. When I refer to OPM, I mean customers not investors. Most of the products I have offered required a 50% deposit, 40% payment prior to delivery and then...
  9. Shirkahn

    OFF-TOPIC Game of Thrones Season 8 Thread (SPOILERS)

    So, my favorite part of GOT episode 5 is when Darth Vadar makes a cameo appearance as the Hounds brother. Brilliant!
  10. Shirkahn

    OFF-TOPIC Game of Thrones Season 8 Thread (SPOILERS)

    Well we are back to the same old routine....nothing was really surprising or mind numbingly shocking. Or have I just become numb and expect too much. Maybe I was expecting more....I do however hope it gets better and the end will be a real mind f@ck of WOW!
  11. Shirkahn

    OFF-TOPIC Top 5 Favorite Cars

    1) 1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 the car my mother got just before I was born because the bucket seats are super comfortable for pregnant woman. Also I grew up with this car and love it. 2) Ferrari Testa Rossa 1958 - Simply because it’s such an out there beautiful design and it makes a Statement...
  12. Shirkahn

    Suggestion on Roles & Responsibilities with KPI's

    Thanks ZCP - I will put some ideas together.
  13. Shirkahn

    Suggestion on Roles & Responsibilities with KPI's

    One of my biggest challenges is implementing a 1 page roles and responsibilities with KPI's for each of my staff members. Every time I review or look at a R&R, I feel it does not hit the right spot or its too detailed/overwhelming and its not result orientated. I don't mind adding an additional...
  14. Shirkahn

    NOTABLE! A fundamental question for any entrepreneur: What do I want from my business?

    Fantastic post!!!! Interesting enough I have scratched some of my business ideas based on a similar principle you have mentioned. I simplified it for myself by asking one question related to my business ideas: „Will this buy me a private jet to take me anywhere I want to go?“ In fact, i...
  15. Shirkahn

    OFF-TOPIC Game of Thrones Season 8 Thread (SPOILERS)

    Yup, I was disappointed about the death of the night king and also thought it ended quite suddenly after such a long build up. But then again, has GOT ever disappointed? I can’t wait to see what they are plotting next. I have faith that it will be mind boggling and unexpected.
  16. Shirkahn

    Weekly stand up meeting

    trello works very well although we moved to wekan because its securer as its loaded on our server and only our employees can access it.
  17. Shirkahn

    Weekly stand up meeting

    I like you last point on the breakout topics - will definitely introduce that. Currently I am using a partitioned white board (Top task for the week, uncompleted from last week, and complete) We use sticky notes, each person or department has a color and put the tasks on it in the correct...
  18. Shirkahn

    Weekly stand up meeting

    Thanks, ironically they are all engineers! Going to buy the book today,
  19. Shirkahn

    Weekly stand up meeting

    HI Belgiandude, max 13 employees attend and the meeting takes 30 to 45 minutes. My question is what is relevant? I also have employees discussing unimportant items as if they are trying to justify or show that they are doing work.
  20. Shirkahn

    Weekly stand up meeting

    For the past few month I have been trying to get the best out of my employees at so called shop floor meeting. Once a week we stand at our white board and discuss tasks past, in progress and what needs to be escalated. Everyone has to present his 2 new top tasks for the week, discuss...
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