You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn’t matter. You were born rich and you’re going to stay rich. But here’s my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can’t buy backbone. Don’t let them forget it. Thank you. - Herman Blume
Why do you blog?
Why do you blog?
managers within Monster suggested that the job board site was itself under threat by the next generation of job-finding tools. So-called job aggregator sites such as Indeed, SimplyHired, and Jobster allow the viewing of available jobs across a variety of job boards, and also list their own jobs. While none — alone — is as popular as Monster, together the aggregators get more traffic. Indeed.com is growing faster in unique visitors than Monster. Monster made the same mistake as the Globe: they believed their business model was inviolate. They didn’t anticipate, and didn’t recognize, that the fish were swimming in a new direction. This illustrates not that either company’s managers were stupid, but that it’s very difficult to act on threats to the existing business model.
Wanting to be someone you’re not is a waste of the person you are.
PB made a point in a talk once that I now mention to every startup we fund: that it’s better, initially, to make a small number of users really love you than a large number kind of like you.
Remember: the only person who can sit on your ass is you.
Third, discover where your intellectual arrogance is causing disabling ignorance and overcome it. Far too many people — especially people with great expertise in one area — are contemptuous of knowledge in other areas or believe that being bright is a substitute for knowledge. First-rate engineers, for instance, tend to take pride in not knowing anything about people. Human beings, they believe, are much too disorderly for the good engineering mind. Human resources professionals, by contrast, often pride themselves on their ignorance of elementary accounting or of quantitative methods altogether. But taking pride in such ignorance is self-defeating. Go to work on acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to fully realize your strengths.
Peter F. Drucker (via jakelodwick)