October 31, 2022
We’re finally moving to the closing months of Q4 — like many other companies, this signals a final push for the year and laying the groundwork for 2023.
Looking ahead to 2023 and beyond, we’re delighted to see that Mäd continues to be an integral partner in the roadmap for several of our enterprise customers.
Alongside this, we’ve recently been in discussions with our friends over at Blue, looking to strengthen ties and provide exciting innovations in our service offerings. We believe that the power of Blue and the experience of the Mäd team will continue to enhance our position as a market leader as we create impactful, meaningful, and permanent improvements in our clients’ businesses.
Finally, if you missed this in our previous emails, we’d like to remind you to check out the free, downloadable chapter of our upcoming eBook Work Like Mäd — you can access it here.
(Why we thrive on being a smaller organization — and how you can, too).
Both Mäd and Blue are small companies, with less than 20 team members in total. We share one office where everybody knows each other.
This is not an accident; it is by design. It was a deliberate intention to keep it that way after trying and failing (twice) to aggressively grow and scale Mäd and its operations.
Of course, many companies manage to expand successfully, becoming large organizations and gaining enough experience and talent to automate and streamline most of their processes. Despite this, often, these companies lack the agility of smaller organizations, and it can be difficult to quickly take advantage of emerging opportunities.
Sure, large businesses look great on paper, and they give an (initially) superior impression with their lists of big-name clients and their impressive resumes of team members. But, they can often suffer from a number of issues that cause them to be slower, less nimble, and less efficient than smaller organizations.
So, being a small company lets us ensure that we consistently focus on quality instead of quantity and offer high amounts of time and effort to all our clients. We also benefit from much quicker decision-making and a dynamic communication structure — both especially crucial for important projects.
All of this, so far, has enabled us to always produce high-quality work and see happier clients.
Read more about The Advantages of Small Organizations.
You might already know from our past newsletters that we’ve been actively preparing to publish our first ebook, Work Like Mäd. If you haven’t received our previous email, we’d like to invite you again to read a complementary chapter of Work Like Mäd to get a preview of what’s to come!
A clear sign of a thriving, successful business is robust and consistent revenue growth. But in the last few years, it has been increasingly difficult to accomplish growth — and even harder to sustain it. With current issues ranging from the pandemic to a slowing economy and rising inflation, sustainable and profitable progress continues to be elusive for enterprises of all sizes. McKinsey & Co outline the ten rules of value-creating growth, which can help business leaders set growth benchmarks and craft a holistic growth plan for their organization.
The space between 0 and 1 is an infinity, although a very small one. That’s because some infinities are actually bigger than others. In fact, sets of numbers can be different-sized infinities, and so can the spaces sandwiched between them, or between individual numbers, and even between infinities. We won’t try to explain much more (no mathematicians on our team as of yet), so read on to discover more about the fascinating concept of infinity — there is an infinity of information on that, too.
It takes an enormous amount of time (some say 10,000 hours!) and persistent effort to become an expert at anything. Perhaps most of all, it requires repetition — doing the same series of actions over and over again, making tiny improvements every single time (or as we like to say, 1%).
While the path to being an expert can be complex, frustrating, and essentially endless, it’s also immensely fulfilling. You might start as a full beginner, and you will almost surely make mistakes and fail along the way. Remember, though — errors are the best teachers! The key is to stay patient and be open to any and all learning opportunities.
This detailed article guides you through the process of becoming an expert while navigating (and overcoming) the inevitable bumps along the way.
We hope you had a productive and cozy month. As usual, we’re here to support you with any concerns and inquiries.