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Infinite players frustrate their competitors
Simon explains the importance of playing the infinite game, while giving real examples from companies like Microsoft and Apple. The goal is not to beat your competition, but to outlast your competition.
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The shortcut to success
“The shortcut is doing the hard thing you don’t want to do. The longer you delay, the longer the path.” —Shane Parrish
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Take nothing for granted
“I remember times when you and I were walking and, without prompting, you reached out and took my hand, your little fingers sliding into mine. I would like to tell you how that felt, but it is too big for words.” An excerpt from ‘Finding Chicka” by Mitch Albom Time passes in the blink of an eye. Take...
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Examples > Opinions
“The world is changed by examples, not by opinions.” – Paul Coelho
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Imperfect action > No action
“If we wait for the moment when everything is ready, we shall never begin.” —Ivan Turgenev I was reminded (and inspired) of these words by the work of my friend Meena McCullough. It takes courage to take those first steps. Always.
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It's good to be silly at the right moment
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence; it’s good to be silly at the right moment. – Horace
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The pleasure of finding things out
“We absolutely must leave room for doubt or there is no progress and there is no learning. There is no learning without having to pose a question. And a question requires doubt. People search for certainty. But there is no certainty. People are terrified — how can you live and not know? It is not odd...
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The courage to unlearn
“It takes curiosity to learn. It takes courage to unlearn. Learning requires the humility to admit what you don’t know today. Unlearning requires the integrity to admit that you were wrong yesterday. Learning is how you evolve. Unlearning is how you keep up as the world evolves.” –...
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You can't wait until life isn't hard
“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy”
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People first, always
“Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.” —Elizabeth Green
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The challenge of being yourself
“Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.” – Miles Davis
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The parable of the long spoons
A very old man knew that he was going to die very soon. Before he died he wanted to know what heaven and hell were like, so he visited the wise man in his village. “Can you please tell me what heaven and hell are like?” he asked the wise man. “Come with me and I will show you”, the wise man replied....
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Invent your own life’s meaning
“Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise...
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Turn people into trees
“When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort...
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4 Concepts to Consider for Your Value Proposition
Out of all the things there are to learn about online fundraising, defining your value proposition is the most fundamental. Your value proposition is the key to each step up the donor mountain—because each step prompts questions in the mind of your donor. Why should they open your email? Why should they...
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