our ability to deal with pain is directly proportional to our ability to see pain elsewhere.Subroto Bagchi
In the services business, you get paid to say yes to everything.
In the product business, you get paid to say no. By convincing the customer that you are not going to give what they want, but what they need.
– Sanveet Singh (CEO of $PAR) on a podcast with Richard Sosa
Not sure about the origins of this phrase, but came across in a quarterly newsletter from Greenwood Investors
revenue is vanity, profit is sanity and cash-flow is reality
Caught this on a whiteboard at work 🙂
In business, just like in life, we are going to have to deal with the unexpected, the unanticipated and the unfair. Those who deal most successfully with all of it are the ones who have the attitude that indeed whatever happens is normal. That doesn’t mean that whatever happens is acceptable or pleasant. But it does mean that changes and surprises are part of life, and we can choose to either roll with the changes or the change rolls over us.
Great quote by Mark Horstman (Manager Tools fame) on everyone being biased
You can find all the bias-less people..Under the ground 🙂
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.
Miki Agrawal on perseverence
It takes 10 years to be an overnight success
I learned today that “laser” is an acronym that stands for light … amplification by … stimulated … emission of … radiation.
Who knew? 🙂