Saturday, 1 August 2015

How to be a failure

I'm a huge follower of Seth Godin, been dipping into and out of this book called "The Big Moo", bookmarking the blurbs that standout and resonate with me...and to true Godin-style, he encourages
his readers to share the experience. So I'll start sharing some of these blurbs, that I find personally relevant to me as I've come to experience both work-and-life, on this blog, starting with...

How to be a Failure

  1. Keep secrets.
  2. Be certain you're right and ignore those who disagree with you.
  3. Set aggressive deadlines for others to get buy in - then change them when they aren't met.
  4. Resist testing your theories.
  5. Focus more on what other people think and less on whether your idea is as good as it could be.
  6. Assume that a critical mass must embrace your idea for it to work.
  7. Choose an idea where number 6 is a requirement.
  8. Realise that people who don't instantly get your idea are bull-headed, shortsighted, or even stupid.
  9. Don't bother to dramatically increase the quality of your presentation style.
  10. Insist that you've got to go straight to the president of the organisation to get something done.
  11. Always go for the big win.
[...thought-provoking, isn't it? ...]
[...have you found yourself nodding in agreement through at least one? ....]

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