💁 Helpfulness Is Your Best Asset 💁 Nº64 – Cycling, Startups & Sales ✌🏻️

After our short lived experience doing high-concept strategy, I’ve realized that our simple process i
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💁 Helpfulness Is Your Best Asset 💁 Nº64 – Cycling, Startups & Sales ✌🏻️
By Twotone Amsterdam • Issue #64 • View online
After our short lived experience doing high-concept strategy, I’ve realized that our simple process is one of the things that set MetaLab apart from other agencies. We don’t get bogged down preaching vague visions of what could be. We shut up and build stuff, get feedback, and iterate until both our team and the client love it. It’s nothing fancy, but it seems to result in some spectacular results.
Andrew Wilkinson of MetaLab wrote a post on Medium a little over a week ago called Skateboard, Bike, Car. (Do cars really need to be the next level? ; )) This guy’s post on the history of the bicycle as a better analogy for agile software development is less of a pitch for sure. He coined the concept. But I digress…
Why is Andrew’s Medium article awesome?
The best businesses do one thing well, and at MetaLab we build stuff. Strategy is all about ten years from now when we are good at now. They wanted mockups and prototypes, not 50-page strategy decks.
TL;DR? 
MetaLab’s helpfulness (e.g. helping the world’s most successful companies build digital products) is their best asset. Spending months building out a strategy deck trying to rethink the future of their clients’ businesses is not nearly as helpful.
p.s.
protip: he started a Revue too!
As alway, thanks for reading!

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Startups
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Sales
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Radness
Celebrate at our office on December 9th!
Celebrate at our office on December 9th!
Here's to making helpfulness your best asset this week!
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