This weekend, there was an excellent article about what small businesses can learn from Google. I encourage you to read it.
The author identifies five key principles that drive Google’s culture. I agree that if you live by these five principles you’ll be happy with the outcome:
- Launch and iterate.
- Fail fast.
- Focus on the user (customer).
- Ask forgiveness, not permission (internally).
- If you see a void, fill it.
As with most successful philosophies, there’s nothing complex here. It’s all quite simple; just not common. As the summer months begin, make a commitment to live by these five rules and see what happens.