What really matters

Posted by Kevin Bishop - November 27, 2012
Filed in Leadership

I read a really interesting interview this morning with Jason Fried, founder and CEO of 37signals, a software company based in Chicago.

37signals are renowned for being real innovators in the way they run their business. For example they shortened their workweek from 5 to 4 days for all their people during summer.

What caught my attention in the interview was his comments about what actually matters for a business.

He argues that instead of the business worlds and medias fascination with how much money a company is making or how many employees they had, they instead should be focussing on four things – the things that really matter.

Fried says what really matters is:

  • Are you profitable?
  • Are you building something great?
  • Are you taking care of your people?
  • Are you treating your customers well?”

 


What a fantastic criteria to measure the success of your business.

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