“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S. Buck I love this quote. It’s true, as companies age and grow, they need to not let “experience” block ingenuity. Life is always a balance of “learning” from experience, and having bright
I was taking a boxing lesson the other day, and when doing a combination, I asked my trainer whether he wanted speed or power. He said speed. When I was done, he told me he answered speed because he wanted power. Speed is power. Anyone that follows boxing or football has heard the expression power
I believe confidence comes from overcoming challenges. I developed this as a core belief while training in and teaching jujitsu. I noticed a lot of new students came seeking to learn jujitsu, but couldn’t perform techniques right away and quit within a few weeks. They were embarrassed by their perceived failure. Some, however, stuck with
I just found a note from the Inc 5000 conference I attended two years ago. It was from the opening speech by Jill Blashack Strahan, Founder and CEO of Tastefully Simple. She started by saying that she enjoyed spending time with entrepreneurs. Why? According to Jill, entrepreneurs aren’t stopped by the start. That quote hit me hard. It
I often see people follow the “easy” path in life. The “path of least resistance.” They avoid hard work. They avoid responsibility. They get by doing as little as they possibly can in every situation. They may survive for a while. They may fool people for a while. They may charm people for a while.
I often talk about Evolutionary change vs. Revolutionary change. All products and companies need to change to survive. They need to get better, cheaper and faster at what they already do today. An effective company develops ways to evolve over time. Your competition is also evolving. They do not sit around and do nothing, as much
One thing I learned starting a business is the government games all the numbers to make a business look like it’s making as much money as possible. That way the government can collect taxes at the highest rate as soon as possilbe. While I have no experience with large corporations that can lobby the government