Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Executioners

No, this blog is not a salute to one of my favorite DJ crews.

It's a salute to entrepreneurs out there who just flat get things done. In the words of my main man Stuart Scott, "Big ups to my boys!" (Especially Ryan Money, who's insightful blog post got the juices flowing for this entry.)

Sometimes I think us entrepreneurs get a little too much Godin on the brain, thinking that all we need to do is have a remarkable idea and go to networking events and people will somehow make their way to our website or buy our products.

Networking is very important, remarkable ideas are very important, and Seth Godin is a genius. These are facts. But ...

... behind every creative founder and networking CEO, there has to be a team of workers who execute. They are the ones building the site, meeting the deadlines, making the sales, answering the phones, driving the traffic, writing the copy, mopping the floors, driving the trucks, SEOing, and on and on and on. Without execution all the ideas are just thoughts, and the networking is just talk.

People aren't writing cutting-edge books about this because it's old news ... kind of an unspoken law. But it's just as important today as it was 1,000 years ago.

If anyone reading this has any recommended reading regarding the subject of execution, let me know. I'd like to see the unspoken law be spoken a little more often "lest we forget, lest we forget."


Blogger Ryan Hyde said...

Two books that I have enjoyed on this subject are . . .

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck

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