I’m not talking about the top 1% of money earners, which is all relative anyway depending on what you’re referencing, I’m talking about the vocal 1% who don’t get you. You know who I’m talking about; the peers who don’t think you can do something, the customers who are never happy and love telling you about it, the suppliers who never deliver…
These are the vocal ones, the ‘squeaky wheels’, and they are the ones to be careful of.
Because if the squeaky wheels get all the oil, what happens to the other neglected wheels? The wheels who support you, the wheels you love buying from you, the wheels who always deliver for you?
Forget about the 1% and focus on nurturing the 99%, because they deserve it.
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
I own a wealth management company called MedCapital