Herb Kelleher‘s, the iconic co-founder and long time CEO of Southwest Airlines, thoughts on profitability. He shared this with Guy Raz on his “How I built this” podcast.
If we have 4% of the market and are being profitable, that is better than having 90% of the market and being unprofitable.
The entire podcast for your listening pleasure is at https://www.npr.org/2019/01/04/682174446/remembering-herb-kelleher
Herb passed away on Jan 3, 2019. RIP Herb.
Trying to sharpen my programming skills :). Just heard about BODMAS and mind blown about the simplicity of the acronym.
Essentially BODMAS is a simple way to remember the order a programming language (that follows this standard) processes operators in a statement.
Bracket, Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction
This quote/statement by Tim Ferriss in one of his recent podcasts really got me thinking
Subconscious : Incompetency → Conscious : Incompetency → Conscious : Competency → Subconscious : Competency
So simple… but so deep 🙂
I don’t even recall where I heard this :).. but it stuck with me for me to write it down
For somebody to do something.. three things much happen at once. The person must want do do it, they must be able to and they must be prompted to do it.
A trigger – the prompt for the action – is effective only when the person is highly motivated, or the task is very easy. If the task is hard, people end up frustrated; if they’re not motivated, they get annoyed.
My sister shared this awesome “thought” by Dr. Kent M. Keith.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
Saw this on a t-shirt a girl was wearing recently
Let me pretend I care…
OK, I’am done
:). Simple but such a strong message.
When you do your job well, no one notices. When you screw up the whole internet notices – Julia Grace
during a great keynote speech at Velocity 2017 on how to build efficient engineering teams.
Mark Horstman, on his podcast about when not to use email (https://www.manager-tools.com/2017/05/when-not-use-email-part-2)
No delivery of information is purely about information. Every delivery of information has some effect on the relationship that is formed during the communication or (relationship) that previously existed.
Quote (or rather statement) by Arthur Brooks on Servant Leadership. Credits for capturing the statement and documenting it, goes to Bret Simmons.
“We in this country are facing a lack of visionary servant leadership. Any leader you can think of will say they are fighting for people, and this is a necessary but insufficient condition for being a leader, to fight for people that need you. But what we really need for real vision is level two and level three servant leadership. What’s level two servant leadership? It’s fighting for people that need you that you don’t need. Level three servant leadership is fighting for people who don’t like you. This is the problem, where we split into tribes where leaders only lead their followers.” Arthur Brooks, February 18, 2016, TED 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia
Miki Agrawal on perseverence
It takes 10 years to be an overnight success