Paul Jarvis is a well-respected author, designer and has worked with some enviable clients. We discuss why you might want to rethink growing your company.
Paul Jarvis, Author & Designer
Jarvis has worked with professional athletes like Steve Nash and Shaquille O’Neal, corporate giants like Microsoft and Mercedes-Benz, and entrepreneurs with online empires like Danielle LaPorte and Marie Forleo.
His new book Company of One was just released, but this isn’t his first rodeo in writing. He’s written several books, plus he’s been featured in Wired, USAToday, Fast Company, Vice, Forbes, and others.
The book was endorsed by David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails and Founder of BaseCamp; and Ben Chestnut, CEO/founder of Mail Chimp to name a few.
What Is “Enough” For You?
Why are we so obsessed with growth in today’s business culture? Jarvis, mentions our companies love to focus on continued growth, but he also presents some troubling data. 74% of businesses fail because they scale too quickly at the behest of arbitrary goals set just for the sake of setting targets.
Businesses exist to promote lifestyles and we maintain them at the benefit of our families. Instead of defining success on arbitrary goals, Jarvis recommends defining at what point our metrics will be “enough.” If the answer is “never” you have some problems.
Paul Jarvis Links
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