The Obstacle is the Way

The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
The Obstacle is the Way The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday Read:  2017-04-26, Rating:  8/10. My Notes Obstacles are not only to be expected but embraced. Our actions may be impeded... but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle of our acting.  The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. Are you worthy? Can you get past the things that inevitably fall in your way? Will you stand up and show us what you're made of? Most of us are paralyzed. Whatever our individual goals, most of us sit frozen before the many…

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What are the biggest lessons you have learned in the corporate world?

I discovered that the best innovation is sometimes the company, the way you organize a company. A-plus players like to work together, and they don't like it if you tolerate B work. It's too easy, as a team grows, to put up with a few B players, and they then attract a few more B players, and soon you will even have some C players. Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Read:  2017-01-21, Rating:  10/10. Gripping life story full of takeaways for an engineer, businessman, student. I couldn't put the book down. My Takeaways: Strive for simplicity, Minimalism, Zen Organize and Motivate A-players Ask "What is the Purpose?" Never use PowerPoint again Laser Focused Eye Contact My Notes: Biological father was a Syrian Muslim and biological mother was Catholic. Steve was supposed to be adopted by lawyers, but last minute decided they wanted a girl. Steve was adopted by a hard working mechanic and housewife. Lots of influences from his father. Job's father had once taught Steve that a drive for perfection meant caring about the craftsmanship even of the parts unseen. Jobs took interest in electronics.…

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