Google has a cafeteria and you can get free breakfast there if you work there. They also have pool tables and slides.
Google is also the biggest search engine in the world; they are a huge success.
I can’t tell you how many business owners I’ve talked to think that what they need to do to light up their business is get a pool table and give away free food.
This is mistaking correlation with causation.
Strategy must be built on identifying and solving a problem better than anyone else. Google’s competitive advantage doesn’t come from free breakfasts; it comes from solving the problem of making the almost limitless information that’s available more accessible in an accurate manner than anyone else.
Be smart, look for causation and don’t be fooled by correlation.
Or you might fall into the camp that blamed polio on ice cream because polio was more prevalent in summer, as is ice cream.
Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own.
Recently we were making a major decision in MedRecruit for a very important leadership role in the recruitment team.
If you go to almost any personal development or business seminar, the presenters will share stories of failure leading to triumph.
It’s not a shop, it’s not online, it’s not Amazon or eBay or Trademe.
Survival isn’t necessary.
Is it meeting specification?
“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
Dissatisfaction is a common state for entrepreneurs.
Fear of failure is a common reason many people don’t start things.
Failure is inevitable.