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(Inc.) — Having studied large corporations for years, Carol Sanford, author of the recent book The Responsible Business, has been surprised by how many outmoded corporate ideas she sees start-ups adopting in the name of structure. She spoke with Inc.com’s Christine Lagorio.
What kinds of bad ideas do you see start-ups embracing?
Most companies start out with all of this bright energy, and with a few folks who act as equals. But as the company grows, the founder starts to think, Oh, we need hierarchy. We need to bring in outside people to manage. That model has been proved not to work very well, and yet many start-ups adopt it.
(Social Media Today) — It’s easy to get caught up blogging for blogging’s sake. You have an audience and you want to appease them. They are like Pac-Man, endlessly devouring content, fruit, ghosts or whatever else gets in their way. You want your content to be in that line up, but you have no plans to stick to any sort of a regular schedule. When you have an idea – This is the easiest time to blog. When an idea is fresh in your head and the words pour out of you, writing is a joy. Take advantage of these moments. If you can’t get to your computer right then, jot the idea down somewhere, a post it, a notebook, on your phone so you can come back to it. I’ve lost many good ideas by not writing them down. You all can do better than I.