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2023 Edition

Every leader or team faces a watershed to ford.

‘Business ideas’ fall neatly into four stages with four different kinds of care.

The standard Business Lifecycle of one proposition (a product, service, or revenue stream). Stages are exaggerated and compressed for clarity and brevity. 
x = time sequence (non-linear: treats each stage as though they are of equal length)
y = degree of market saturation as a function of market category cap, pricing power and competitive forces (logarithmic: crossing growth milestones shows up as a more dramatic jump like an “S curve”).
Coloured area = total value realised
The standard Business Lifecycle of one proposition (a product, service, or revenue stream). Stages are exaggerated and compressed for clarity and brevity. x = time sequence (non-linear: treats each stage as though they are of equal length) y = degree of market saturation as a function of market category cap, pricing power and competitive forces (logarithmic: crossing growth milestones shows up as a more dramatic jump like an “S curve”). Coloured area = total value realised

Slack

Before or after determining the scope of your idea is the road to finding market-fit, i.e. does your idea serve a need?

You need the space and flexibility to make informed ‘bets’ of what to test and learn from, even with limited resources.

Scale

After finding market-fit, demand starts to outstrip supply and the work becomes building an organisational vehicle around the idea, installing metrics to turn art into science and fostering a culture that can outlast the idea.

Stable

Now you’re an established organisation, in business-as-usual, iterating less frequently with whispers of deep change in the margins. You have a choice between rightsizing to a commodity or to start looking for the next thing.

Slide

You’re behind the curve, with a shrinking core business and need radical shifts to either exit the business or pivot completely through a structured change journey or business model innovation.

Once. Twice. Many. Each a unique opportunity for clarity.

Here are the kind words of those I've engaged deeply and often:

Femi Ogunkolade
Engaging with Faiz is tapping into a fount of valuable experiences. He's a doer but also a bit of an intellectual sponge. You'll appreciate his clarity of thought and generosity.
Femi Ogunkolade
Founding CEO @ Foundery, a venture studio (London, United Kingdom)
Howard Tam 譚德
Faiz helped us clarify in a few months what we had been struggling to do for years. His kindness and patience are among his greatest qualities – never will you meet such a powerful, yet gentle soul with a big heart for building a better world.
Howard Tam 譚德
Founding CEO @ ThinkFresh Group (Toronto, Canada)
John Chiu
I have never worked with anyone as dedicated to making businesses succeed with specific attention to relationships and mentorship in the workplace. He had an immediate, and lasting, impact on me and our team.
John Chiu
Assoc. Director @ Deloitte Ventures (London)
Sarah Danu
I continue to come back to Faiz because he quickly grasps the depth and breadth of my work, then hones in on the details required to seamlessly execute.
Sarah Danu
Founding CEO @ Danu Organic, Contrapreneur & Salinity Studio (Vermont, United States of America)
Vanessa Bosch
Faiz works very hard and goes the extra mile to help someone. It’s hard to come by someone that is so genuine, thoughtful, visionary and inspirational.
Vanessa Bosch
Proposition Designer @ Market Gravity (London)
Will Oshiro de Groot
Faiz is one of the sharpest people I know and I’m always left feeling inspired, curious and really quite in awe after our conversations. There’s real craft to his thinking.
Will Oshiro de Groot
Sr. DEI Insights Manager @ Lego (London)

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Pre-idea, Early-stage and Pivots:

Acceleration

Market-fit and Operationalising:

Enterprise

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Pricing

The patterns above can be adapted to your needs. (Consider cutting this section)

If you're looking for something else, these options are also available:

Are you stuck in your job and want to transform your life?

(Workshops for mid-career professionals to break through.)

Are you intrigued but your needs don't fit into one of my services?

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Bespoke

(Discovery call for leaders with complex but scoped problems.)

You want to scale your venture without losing your culture?

(Long-term skills investments in impact organisations.)

Looking for a team with a broader set of expertise, I work here too:

(For organisations looking to speculative propositions.)

Flowchart (backlink)

What you need at each stage

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