Maxims

  • Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do. – Bruce Lee
  • Scarcity brings Clarity – Sergey Brin
  • The higher quality you put in, the better you get back.
  • Close the Loop
  • Iterate, Iterate, Iterate
  • Good is the Enemy of Great
  • Focus sells [link]

For Technology Entrepreneurs [link]

  • Don’t enable – solve
  • Don’t provide context – provide conclusions
  • Don’t ask customers to build – ask them to use 

The Top 10 Jack Welch’s Six Rules [link]

  1. Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
  2. Be candid with everyone.
  3. Don’t manage, lead.
  4. Change before you have to.
  5. If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.
  6. Control your own destiny, or someone else will.

Lessons from Amazing Amazon growth story and creating value for investors

  1. Be willing to enter new markets,
  2. Be willing to experiment and learn
  3. Don’t play “bet the company” by waiting too long
  4. Be willing to invest in trends – especially when existing competitors (and suppliers) are hesitant

the best way to avoid failure is to fail constantly – Jeff Atwood

When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create.

Disruption can replace a business that provides a service with a network that allows people to do it themselves. – Clayton Christensen

“When you sell a company, there’s four levels of money that you can make from it. When you sell a company, you can get new shoes, a new car, a new house or a new life.” – Tom Preston-Werner

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