Lean Strategy

Idea in Brief

The Issue

Leaders of start-ups often see strategy, the pursuit of a clearly defined path that is systematically identified in advance, as the enemy of entrepreneurship, which requires ventures to be opportunistic and quickly shift course as they learn what customers want.

The Reality

Entrepreneurs badly need strategies that articulate what their ventures will and will not do. Such boundaries are crucial for making the most of

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San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit has new budget leaning into lean years

A slightly leaner $247.5 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year, approved unanimously this week by the VIA Metropolitan Transit board, is not as draconian as once feared and might forecast its scope of spending for the next three to four years, agency CEO Jeff Arndt said.

The funding expected for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 is just $1.9 million less than the current budget, and reflects the

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