“How to Win at the Sport of Business”
Unfortunately, I am not (yet) at the point where I can make long speeches and write books about my business successes (I can write a short memo, maybe). However, I have just finished reading a book by Mark Cuban called “How to Win at the Sport of Business”.
“Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are —not what other people want you to be.”
I recommend everyone with an interest to manage a business to read this book. It is very short – my copy had 116 pages from cover to cover. Do not let that fool you: every paragraph is worth reading. The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man compared reading to borrowing someone else’s brain, and I appreciate the opportunity to tune in to what is happening in the brain of someone with a net worth of $2.5 Billion.
The main idea I got from the book, is that in the World Of Business, you can fail any number of times, but you only have to get it right one time. As a natural extension, “[t]he people who will be truly successful are those that fight through the quickest and come back stronger and smarter.”
Reading this has helped me better understand the nature of business.
“It’s not the job of their customers to know what they don’t – resources and brainpower that could be applied to “inventing the future” [should not be] used to catch up with features that lock the company into the past. Your customers can tell you the things that are broken and how they want to be made happy. Listen to them. Make them happy. But don’t rely on them to create the future roadmap for your product or service. That’s your job.”
I want my website to be the easiest one to look the information up on.
Is there anything in particular that does not work for you, that you would improve on?