The brain is always changing. Always forming new connections.
But there are two times in life when the brain forms extra fast connections (sheathed by something called myelin which is sort of like saying myelin creates the paths that are hyper loops in the brain):
A) When you are born. And you need to learn all those good things like eating, walking, etc.
B) When you hit puberty and have to learn all the skills that are necessary to be a productive and successful member of the tribe.
Your strengths are going to plant their seeds during these periods.
Drinking caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline. Adrenaline is the source of the “fight or flight” response, a survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. The fight-or-flight mechanism sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response. This is great when a bear is chasing you, but not so great when you’re responding to a curt email. When caffeine puts your brain and body into this hyper-aroused state, your emotions overrun your behavior.
Start Up should always have a differentiation in products, services and strategies and the formats in all stages. Even a small differentiation can do wonders. A small change in target audience , a small Change in product or services can do wonders.
Those that land in “elite” ranks will do far better. A career at Facebook could give you overall lifetime earnings of $13,533,236, Paysa calculates. A career tech employee at Google could make as much as $10,674,690.
And that’s enough to stand tall, even against a pro NBA player.
Through the entire history of modern capitalism, the responsibility of businesses to solve social problems emerged as a core discussion of the role of business. Because businesses are powerful institutions that can use their capacities to address problems the political and social systems couldn’t solve, many theorists argued that businesses have a responsibility to act accordingly. But some, as the well-known economist Milton Friedman, considered this a distraction from the main role of business: making profits.
Keeping secrets can protect competitive advantage. Imagine the D-Day invasion of Normandy if the Allies had announced dates and locations. Ask Coca-Cola for its secret recipe and listen to a whole corporation laugh.
But secrecy is not the same thing as unpredictability. Secrecy creates an incentive to invest in assets, especially intellectual ones. Unpredictability bluffs, postures, and palters to gain advantage through uncertainty and misdirection. Unpredictability can put another party off-balance. It can confuse them, cloud their thinking, cause them to waste time and effort, and trick them into making a mistake.
All the flaws in a mega reservation system end up crashing down on first the lone staffer’s head, and then on any customers unlucky enough to depend on this satellite location. The “headquarters” operation could be set up to take pressure off these isolated Hertz employees, but instead procedures push more problems onto their backs.
A system that drives both employees and customers crazy. That truly is crazy.
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With leadership, you’re given great power. It also means you now have great responsibility and your choices now affect more than yourself. This is why you, as a leader, need to be vigilant. The four traps inside are not only a great warning for the emerging leader, but also a great reminder of the temptations and traps for someone with years of leadership experience.
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