Instant wisdom by Nicholas Bate:
- “What The Beatles had to put up with in Hamburg on their long path to becoming world leaders in their chosen field.
- How many chairs Crick and Watson stood upon and models they built before they cracked the molecular structure of life: DNA”.
Read the entire list in You’ll Never Believe 7
Good read from Marci Harris, founder and CEO at POPVOX, Inc. An Excerpt:
Age 22 brings a powerful blend of ambition, confidence, energy — and for many, a less-than-exact idea of where to focus that energy beyond a vague aim to do “something awesome.” That “something awesome” is never easy and always sits just outside your comfort zone.
It turns out that venturing to the edge of your comfort zone (and beyond) is not a haphazard thing. It is a cycle. There is a process. You can get good at it. You can start to feel “comfortable” outside of the comfort zone. But, at 22, sometimes it’s hard to know when to speak and when to listen; when to color in the lines and when to paint on the walls.
Here´s the link for the entire article. A must read!
“I sometimes wonder if it would make sense for companies to set formal 7 to 10 year “term limits” on their Chief Executive Officers. Doing so would have several advantages:
- For every genius forced out, there would be far more executives who reached their peak performance years before the departure date. The term limit would be the board’s safety net, permitting an exit without rancor”.
Michael Wade in Term Limits for CEOs?
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves”.
From the great NIcholas Bate, some key advice for anyone thinking about to open a start-up:
- something different
- i.e. a desired difference which allows a premium price to be charged
- a premium price which allows profit
Read the entire post here!
“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up”.