How did Amazon succeed? By playing the long game. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is known for his long-term thinking approach to business. And, long-term thinking has paid off for Amazon. Think about AWS and Kindle, bets that have changed the world.
Category Archives: Strategy
Use These 8 Tools To Make Better Decisions
Do you like making decisions? Are you good at making them? We all make bad decisions, how can we make better ones? I read books on all topics, but books about how to improve your thinking and decisions making are top on my list. With that said, one book I recommend people read is Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke; a professional poker player, and author. The book argues that decision-making is a process of making bets, and that by understanding this process, we can make better decisions.
10 Strategies For Changing Your Perspective
It’s all a matter of perspective. Perspective is worth more than IQ. Cliche’s you’ve heard before; they true. Having and gaining perspective is part of growing up, few people take full control of enhacing it and most don’t.
The Marginal Gains Philosophy: How to Achieve Big Results Through Small Improvements
We all want to get better, some more than others, at whatever it is that we do. But, most fail and end up being average. Talent alone won’t make you great, but obsession will. Obsessing about the details, and focusing on getting better everyday. How?
The Undisciplined Pursuit of More
Why do some companies fail and others succeed? It’s a question explored by author Jim Collins in his book How The Mighty Fall. According to Collins, there are 5 reasons why companies fail; one is the undisciplined pursuit of more.
Focus is Saying No to Things Even if They’re Good Ideas
Focus is power. When decided, committed and executed relentlessly, it leads to strategies that define new industries and new standards. It leads to memorable products and services that redefine or create new categories, while also enhancing people’s lives. Yet, focus is a very rare skill.
The 10 Questions Every Game-Changer Must Answer
If you’re an entrepreneur, a leader, an innovator, you want your thinking to be challenged. One way to do that is to seek out great questions, because great questions are the path to new perspectives and better answers. Bill Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company, wrote a book I believe every entrepreneur should read: Practically Radical.