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The Nanocorp Primer #1

The Road Less Traveled and Where It Leads...

'Ruthlessly small' in a nanocorp world

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Dan Pink, the 'Studs Terkel' of the Free Agent movement, has been tuned into the dojo since our early days. One meme -- our 'ruthlessly small' nanocorp -- has captured his attention.

From Dan's Free Agent Nation: How America's New Independent Workers are Transforming How We Live (Warner Books, 2001):

"One intriguing variety in the broad fields of microbusiness is what entrepreneurial free-agents Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky of Raleigh, North Carolina call the 'nanocorp'. That's an enterprise that is, in their marvelous phrase, 'ruthlessly small'. They say, 'That doesn't imply that we roam around beating up on folks. It means that a nanocorp is committed, ruthlessly committed, to a 'no growth' policy... The 'ruthless' of 'ruthlessly small' is a reminder to ourselves that we are using size as a competitive weapon."

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