The act of writing a new report on how billionaires create value reminded me of this brilliantly written scene from the first season of HBO’s Silicon Valley.
In the module on value creation in The Tycoon Playbook, I call this the Visionary Approach to creating wealth. It’s not a transferable skill unfortunately. So the Playbook focuses on building systems that create incremental improvements in acquired businesses. While this is a scene from a comedy have no doubt that fortunes have been made by people whose minds work like this. Continue reading
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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This is a podcast from PwC’s Strategy + Business journal.
The unusual perspective of high-performing entrepreneurs allows them to turn good ideas into great businesses.
I just came across this quick look at 15 billionaires who are bona fide rags to riches stories.
Here’s Starbucks founder Howard Schultz:
In an interview with British tabloid Mirror, Schultz says: “Growing up I always felt like I was living on the other side of the tracks. I knew the people on the other side had more resources, more money, happier families. And for some reason, I don’t know why or how, I wanted to climb over that fence and achieve something beyond what people were saying was possible. I may have a suit and tie on now but I know where I’m from and I know what it’s like.”