When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor
SMART KIDS WHO SMOKE WEED.....
0 °R The Absolute Zero
While trying not to look down...I'm making my dreams come true and calculating the risks all the time now.
This was required meeting by my boss.
Vaynerchuck makes valid points about using social media to engage customers. He seems saavy, dedicated, and intense — all good things for a businessman to be, I guess.
Watch out for his tone. It’s something.
Message me if you would like to read the book. You can have mine.
A lovely thought from the book:
"Don’t you know? That’s the secret. If you always make sure you’re exactly the person you hoped to be, if you always make sure you know only the very best people, then you won’t care if you die tomorrow." (Toby)
I was intrigued since I read that Jeff Bezos assigned this book as required reading for all his senior managers.
I found it boring.Basically, good managers do the following:
- Ask “What needs to be done?”
- Ask “What is right for the organization?”
- Create action plans
- Be accountable for actions
- Be accountable for communications
- Focus on opportunities, not problems
- Lead productive meetings
- Think and say “we’, not “I”
Everyone knows this. Everyone just doesn’t do it.
"The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane
The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Dubliners by James Joyce
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
Hail and Farewell by George Moore
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Oxford Book of English Verse
The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson
The American by Henry James"
"There is a wolf in me … fangs pointed for tearing gashes … a red tongue for raw meat … and the hot lapping of blood—I keep this wolf because the wilderness gave it to me and the wilderness will not let it go."