The Tycoon Playbook opens up with the elite Special Air Service Regiment’s (SAS) famous motto:
Who Dares Wins!
These three words pretty much sum up the secret to success in both business and romance. Are you prepared to take smart calculated gambles?
The SAS were arguably the first true special forces of the 20th century and were instrumental in the creation of similar units such as Navy Seals, Green Berets, Delta Force, Russian Spetsnaz, etc. They initially operated in North Africa during the early days of WW II fighting against the German Afrika Korps and Italian Army.
One of my favorite YouTubers, LindyBeige, has just created a video about the unit’s creation and early days.
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Scott Adams Talks About Trump’s Optimism, Affirmations, Positive Thinking, and Norman Vincent Peale
I realize that Trump is a controversial figure for some but don’t miss out here because of it. Set your politics aside. This video is about Scott Adams explaining the benefits of optimism, affirmations, positive thinking, and Norman Vincent Peale. Scott is a very successful man who is usually worth listening to when he’s giving advice on how to succeed in life. You can find his talks on YouTune on the McSimonus channel.
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Last week I caught a headline that Jeff Bezos was the richest man in the world thanks to a spike in Amazon share price. Yes, he has passed both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, the perennial number one and two on the list of richest people.
Around the same time this picture of a remarkable physical transformation hit the Internet.
You can forget about goals for most things in life because they just as often serve as demotivators as motivators. What you want to do instead is create and utilize systems. Think of systems as the business version of an individual’s habits. In The Tycoon Playbook we stress building systems for wealth accumulation through acquisitions.
In this video Scott talks about how he’s used systems to become a very wealthy man. It starts off a bit slow because he’s giving a talk to a group of patients suffering from a certain affliction but quickly gets very relevant and interesting for us. Pay close attention to the story about how he and a friend approached dating back in high school to grasp the principle. Scott being goal-oriented would pick a specific girl to ask out. Then when he finally worked up the courage to approach her she would inform him at least half the time that she already had a boyfriend. As a result he didn’t meet many girls. In contrast his friend was focused on building and refining a system for simply meeting as many girls as possible. At this he succeeded spectacularly.
By the way, Scott published a book called How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big a few years ago and is publishing a new one this fall o persuasion titled How to Win Bigly.
Billionaire Peter Thiel talks about he thinks billionaires create value.