March 19, 2008

HP : Seven Habits of Ambitious companies

We have written a lot on what(s) and why(s) of blogging, why should companies blog, why should company employees blog and so on...... Just came across an interesting article on HP's Blog titled "Seven habits of ambitious companies" with Blogging being ranked # 5 in the list biggrin..... Ambitious companies should :

1. Have big ideas
Set big, ambitious goals. They thrive on change but stay true to their purpose.

2. Stay focused
Whether companies diversify or specialise, they make smart business decisions and back winners.

3. Build momentum
They don’t let the impossible interfere with the possible.

4. Put people first
Ambitious companies hire ambitious people. They give people the tools and information they need to do the job. They are unapologetic about going after the best talent available.

5. Encourage communication
They start by listening: to customers, employees and critics alike. They encourage blogging. They sound like people, not like lawyers.

6. Manage innovation
They don’t punish failure to succeed, only failure to try.

7. Listen to their conscience
They have an environmental and social conscience and listen to it. Not because they have to, but because it makes good business sense.

Read the complete article here

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At Mar 20, 2008, 9:32:00 AM , Anonymous Vaibhav said...

Interesting post Himanshu. For sure Blogging is gaining ground amongst various comapanies as it not only improves communication within the company but also helps it speak out itself outside as well.
Cheers to you
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At Mar 20, 2008, 5:42:00 PM , Anonymous jessica said...

Good post...

ya true blogging is really gaining importance. I agree with your statement “Ambitious companies hire ambitious people.” and also “Set big, ambitious goals. They thrive on change but stay true to their purpose.”

great going man.
keep it up

At Mar 20, 2008, 9:10:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@Vaibhav: Agreed.Communication with the outside and the manner in which it is done has become a very important branding tool....Blogs live forever :)

-Himanshu Sheth

At Mar 20, 2008, 9:11:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@Jessica: Thanks.May be HP is responsible for those words, I was just a mediator :) I really liked the article and decided that it had to be on my blog :)

-Himanshu Sheth

At Mar 21, 2008, 8:16:00 AM , Blogger Alok said...


Some interesting points to jot down in the mind, which will surely help maintain the path ahead quite open.

I liked this point -
"They don’t punish failure to succeed, only failure to try".

Certainly it has lot of meanings embedded for every one of us. And it’s a key to every Startup not to stop trying and being innovative just proves it.


At Mar 21, 2008, 11:16:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

@Alok : Along with innovating, the other important aspect is to let people THINK and TRY all their crazy thoughts, may be who knows that crazy thought might be an innovation :)

IMHO, the day "A company stops Innovating and starts punishing such guys, they are no longer a startup".....they might have already transformed into a BIG COMPANY :)

-Himanshu Sheth


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