Matt Mazzeo via Mark Suster:
If you want to build long-term relationships you need to find a way to get out of the sitting across from the desk. Otherwise you’re a transaction.
via Steve Blank:
Horizon 1 is the company’s core business. Here the company executes a known business model (known customers, product features, competitors, pricing, distribution channel, supply chain, etc.) … And if they’re smart they’ll teach Horizon 1 teams to operate with mission and intent, not just process and procedure.
Gotta have mission, gotta be inspired.
Now that’s pretty legit.
This is awesome. And hilarious. And it’s obvious that he got his butt kicked.
Values guide decision-making and a sense of what’s important and what’s right. Culture is the collection of business practices, processes, and interactions that make up the work environment.
Love that. I also appreciate the understanding about how important values are from Day #1 to, well, infinity:
Productive people never put anything in a holding pattern, because touching things twice is a huge time-waster. Don’t save an email or a phone call to deal with later. As soon as something gets your attention you should act on it, delegate it or delete it.
This is true and it’s true of many whom I’ve met who just get stuff done. In my own life I can tell when I’m stalling when I don’t act on things that can be acted upon.
via Sam Altman:
Never put your family, friends, or significant other low on your priority list. Prefer a handful of truly close friends to a hundred acquaintances. Don’t lose touch with old friends. Occasionally stay up until the sun rises talking to people. Have parties.
He 35 more great thoughts on what to do with your life and how to focus, prioritize, and remember what’s important. Sam turned 30 just a few months ago but he’s accomplished so much already. I’m sure he doesn’t feel that way, but, still… great head on his shoulders.