If you don’t love the process, you won’t love the outcome

That’s why you need to find what you love doing, and do it. The alternative is you spend your life working on stuff you hate, and you make money, but you hate the money. Love the process to love the outcome.

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When you’re on a loser, cut your losses early

Your mindset will always be to give your losers a little more time. Just one more chance. Don’t. You’re wasting time and energy. Cut your losses early.

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When you’re on a winner, don’t sell

Sometimes you have a great business or product. It almost seems too good to be true. Someone makes an offer to buy it. Don’t. Winners are rare. What you gonna do with your cash? Try find another winner. You already have a winner! Don’t sell.

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Culture is profit

Every owner knows that cash is king, and the only path to cash is profit. It’s no use having a beautiful company culture but never making money and ultimately going bankrupt and people losing their jobs. You need a business model that makes a profit.  It’s just important to remember that profit is not your company’s product. …

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Anti-asshole culture

Every employer knows the damage, both in money and morale, a poisonous employee can inflict.  But bad apples can slip through even the strictest of recruitment processes. How? Because they’re great actors with psychopathic tendencies. And once they’re in the chicken pen, they cause havoc. So, you need a plan to identify and get them…

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Make the office fun

We all need to work every day. That’s just how it is. But life is too short to be miserable, so make the workplace fun. Celebrate small wins, organise team events, sponsor company sports, make work social. Every little bit makes a difference. The most important way to make the workplace fun is to ensure…

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Pay your people

Never discount the importance of money. “Money doesn’t lead to happiness,” is what rich people say. Most people are not rich. Most people need money! Staff must make money. Every single person has bills to pay and has ambitions for a better life. And a better life requires money. Don’t hide behind “purpose” in order…

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What is the purpose of an organisation with regard to its staff?

One viewpoint is that the company must do everything it can to ensure it’s staff never leave, i.e.: become prisoners. That’s not the right viewpoint.  A company’s responsibility is to help its staff find what makes them come alive. Give them the skills and exposure to help them find the role that makes them truly…

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Too many accountants

When you assemble a management team, beware the “too many accountants” problem. The best way to describe this problem is to compare to assembling a trampoline.  When you start hooking the mat onto the steel frame, the temptation is to do so sequentially. The problem that you discover is that halfway through the hooking, you…

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