Bonaparte Croassing The Alps - Jacques-Louis David

Bonaparte Croassing The Alps - Jacques-Louis David

Some general notes that don’t fit anywhere else


Listen First, Speak Last

What needs to be done?

What’s right for the enterprise?

Develop action plans

Take responsibility for communicating

Oppurtunities rather than problems

Productive meetings

We rather than I


Is this the best use of my time?

Am I the best person to be doing this task?

Is this something that has to be done right now? Why now?

What happens if I don’t do this at all?

Is there a better way?

Increase income by changing from trading time for money to creating a product or service you can create once and sell many times

Seven Habits

Be Proactive

Begin with the end in mind

Put first things first

Think win – win

Seek first to understand, then to be understood


Sharpen the saw

Circle of concern, circle of influence, focus on the later

Balance production / production capability

The difference between fact / data gathering and reading – anyone can gather facts reading websites or magazines or trash books – the purpose of reading is to gain wisdom – to transfer the author’s understand of a subject to your self. Speed reading is not possible when reading to gain wisdom and insight

Inflation / Deflation
Deflationary Inflationary
Supply of goods goes up Supply of goods goes down
Demand for money goes up Supply of money goes up
Slow exchange / circulation Speedy exchange / circulation
Prices of goods goes down Prices of goods goes up
Value of money goes up Value of money goes down
Good for producers/merchants Good for bankers

Grammar – Learn / Logic – Analyze / Rhetoric – Express

Ways to Innovate

* Offerings
* Platform
* Solutions
* Customers
* Customer Experience
* Value Capture
* Processes
* Organization
* Supply Chain
* Presence
* Networking
* Brand

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

1. Absence of Trust
2. Fear of Conflict
3. Lack of Commitment
4. Avoidance of Accountability
5. Inattention to Results

Writing Tips

* The personal transaction
* Simplicity
* Reduce or remove clutter
* Add style after removing clutter
* The real audience is you
* Learn words, use dictionary, thesaurus
* Use words only if they add meaning
* Unity of person tense, mood, subject
* Lead and endings are important
* Rewrite, reorder, revise

3 types of business owners (e-myth)

* Entrepreneur
* Technician
* Manager

The Zipf Principle

The principle of least effort argues that people will act so as to minimize their probable average rate of work (i.e., not only to minimize the work that they would have to do immediately, but taking due consideration of future work that might result from doing work poorly in the short term).

Chapter 1, Foundations of Statistical NLP