Lumen Strategies

You and your business partners have had a really great run – a successful year or quarter. You are feeling really good about things. There are likely a whole lot of...

Do you consider the trajectory and/or the potential transitions that may be relevant when constructing your business plans and goals for upcoming timeframe?  Whether you are a new startup, an early...

You are a member of a company that produces technology. You are a senior leader or you aspire to be one or you influence and support product and solution decision making....

Good leaders of early stage startups are often maniacally focused as they build their initial offerings, acquire their initial customers, and build their companies. While the charismatic leader who is fully...

Business owners and their sales and marketing teams benefit immensely when they take the time to understand more about the quirky and irrational nature of effective persuasion. Human psychology is often...

Culture matters.  Culture really matters when a company is in rapid transformation fueled by growth.  This series addresses common “Growing Pain Gotchas,” and this post specifically speaks to what can happen...

Growth is rarely linear and predictable in the early growth stages of a business venture and the growth itself can begin to morph or change the company in many ways.  This...

As I wrap up this series of posts on ways in which you can explore innovation opportunities for your business, I wanted to share a story to address a question I’ve...

Innovation, much like ‘strategy’ requires a lot of discipline around continuously assessing and measuring resource allocation (time, money, people, energy, etc.) to assure you have it calibrated for optimal results.  I...

I know this is restating the obvious in today’s world, but it is so important that it deserves restatement: “The only thing constant is change.”  This concept is attributed to the...