The other night my three-year-old daughter was admitted to hospital with severe tummy pain.
When you are faced with fears for your child it puts things into perspective. My relief when she was discharged was immense. It turns out the toughest part of hospital for Flossie was leaving her new nurse friend!
Isn’t it so true that we can get so caught up in the day-to-day that we forget what’s really important?
It’s the same in business. We can get so caught up in the day-to-day operations that we forget what we’re really in it for.
Take time to get in the helicopter and to fly up for a 30,000-foot perspective.
Perhaps the ‘squeaky wheel’ isn’t all that important after all.
If Steve Jobs had been caught up in the weeds do you think we’d have the iPhone?”
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