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No is the aggressively anti-consulting experiment. 

We improve every team’s ability to deliver extraordinary results reliably.

Why we’re the best

What we do is not magic. It’s usually common sense which has been buried in many layers of bureaucracy, cronyism, ego, and overeducation. Most individuals and organizations would prefer to think they know or can learn to run a successful team. This has driven the certification frenzy and pseudo-expert economy. Our combination of experience and approach enables us to break through roadblocks of all sorts, including:

  • Demotivated or unproductive teams
  • Failure to launch
  • Stagnating innovation 
  • Missing product/market fit
  • Ineffective (thought or actual) leadership

What’s more, we do it with you, not for you, teaching you the skills and building the team you need to do it over and over again.

Who we are

We are failed corporatists, successful entrepreneurs, and problematic non-conformers who now find it difficult to do anything other than help other teams succeed. We are solution architects, program managers, heads of design, engineering leads, and change managers. Despite our myriad backgrounds, the primary unifying force of No is that we have honed a process that makes teams more efficient, resilient, and performant. We’re passionate about what we do because we know there’s a better way to work, for individuals and for companies.

We’re on a path to maximize the potential of your teams and products.

What we do

We extend your team. We maximize potential. Unlike other consultancies, which win engagements and then try to shortcut victory, we fundamentally change your business. Our only objective is delivery through system-wide optimization. We straddle the line between insider and outsider. We truly consider ourselves part of your team, but we’re not beholden by the normal hierarchy or expectations of an employee, therefore we will perform the wild experimentation and provide the candid feedback that your teams often can’t exercise.

Not every team needs us – if you feel your well-oiled machine can’t be more… oiled… that’s fine. We know that most don’t feel that way, and their performance proves it.

We work with all types of companies

Brave large corps

If your large corporation is struggling to deliver and you’ve tried the usual consulting companies, you know they can’t help you. They’re too focused on the details of their SOW, not on the big picture of creating a healthy team. They know telling you the truth is risky, so instead they work within the boundaries you’ve set. The boundaries you’ve set are part of the problem

Whatever-series start-Ups

Unlike larger companies that have become pigeonholed in their ways, you have the opposite problem. Growth is replete with forks in the road and growing pains: Who to hire, how to build an actual culture, when to pivot, and where to take risks, all while not jeopardizing the mission you’ve set out upon.

Growing SaaS companies

We can’t help you with accounting, HR, or documentation, but we can help guide your growth to maximize results. Sometimes that means saying no to partnerships or customers. Sometimes that means ignoring the advice of your favorite founder or thought leader.