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Two general themes:
1) People don't think enough about what they work on.
2) Too many top people don't use their differentiated skill-sets.
"We are blind to the complacency that passes for ambition in modern society." — John O'Donahue
One of my biggest learnings: ambitious goals are sometimes EASIER to achieve.
We don't need a 17th bottled water brand at CVS or a 28th CliffBar competitor at Walgreens.
We need our best and brightest people working on important problems that wouldn't be solved otherwise.
I once read that Stripe CEO Patrick Collision (@patrickc) ends meetings by asking two questions:
1) Is this the most ambitious plan you could come up with?
2) What would you propose if you had unlimited resources?
Love it 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
This is spot on.
“I have no rancor against lawyers, financiers or management consultants, but the pursuit of these careers seems like a misallocation of human creativity.”
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