Why 2009 can still be your year. (How-to-go-from-good-to-great)
The two illest things i got out out of this was:
(A) his contention that there are two ways you break people down in life : 1)Those who paint-by-numbers and 2)those who paint with a blank canvas. His main argument is that using the numbers is safe but you’ll never get a masterpiece unless you use a blank canvas. <—-Chuuch.
&(B) his premise that the game has moved since the very beginning in eras; with the world of entreprenuership 1st being about ideas, to 2nd, the era of businesses, to 3rd, the era of companies (which of course have many businesses), to 4th the new overpowering idea of the brand-as-movement. As in, the mega-companies you see now all dominate with an ethos, an ideal, that plays a role in all their moves. He gives some great examples.
This can be the year that you pick an ideal to act on. Something YOU hold dear that you KNOW is in other people’s best interest! It will change your life & it’s not too late to decide- and the beauty is we all have a few of them! Things we know should be a certain way…if only they could just see… Mine of course, is to get you to start your own business. Not everybody either.. just you. HahaaaaHAAhaa…
This is a pretty good interview with the cat Jim Collins who wrote a book i thought was pretty good “built-to-last” about companies whove prospered more than 30 years. He also wrote a book i thought was incredible called “Good to Great”, here’s his take on how to win in 2009 …(click here or just subscribe already)