Monday, July 06, 2009

“Best advice I ever got”

Fortune Magazine just ran a great article titled “Best advice I ever got”, listing short stories from 22 very successful people in their fields. A few of my favorites

Jim Senegal, Co-founder and CEO, Costco Wholesale:

Some people believe that you should say something just once. But I think you get a message across by communicating it every day.

Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sach:

First, it's good to solicit your people's opinions before you give them yours. And second, your people will be very influenced by how you carry yourself under stress.

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google:

When there is [a] business conflict you tend to get rat-holed into it. [Bill's] general advice has been to rise one step higher, above the person on the other side of the table, and to take the long view. He'll say, "You're letting it bother you. Don't."

Thomas Keller, Chef, The French Laundry, Per Se:

Treat it like it's yours and someday it will be.

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