However, when Delilah is with me, the ride is more fun. I get out of my own head. I listen to her sing as she points out things I might not see otherwise. The conversation between the two of us is easy and meaningful.
A lot of the newer entrepreneurs I help out often see accountants as superfluous. They'll say that maybe when their company grows and proves successful they'll contract a firm, but when they are first starting out they feel too small to make it worth paying an accountant.
Adam Grant is a Wharton Business School Professor who sounds just like my mother: They both tell me it is better to give than to receive. The only difference is that Adam wrote a New York Times bestseller, Give and Take, to make his point.
I had at least 25 scenarios and if I continued I could have got more. There were real problems with the current copy/paste and we had indeed 'reimagined' the whole problem without even thinking about it.
Although there's no business crystal ball that you can look in to determine if it will work out, you can use a very reliable system to determine if you should invest any more time, talent or resources to develop the idea further.
Psychological theories often feel a bit too complicated for me (I'm sure there's a theory that explains why that is) but I've come across a few that are simple enough to understand and that I think of often, particularly when dealing with other people.
Founders are just like us. It took hard work and heartache to get them where they are today and the journey for the rest of us will not be much different. Here are my top five favorite tips from founders.
Unless you are a big deal, press releases are often useless: If you are Apple or Tesla, the world will cover your press release. If you are Joe Blow or Joe Inc., nobody cares about your new product or service launch.
Being unsettled and wanting more out of life is not a millennial problem or a hipster problem or a "whatever new word marketers are using to describe young people" problem. It's really a problem of being "plugged in" all the time, and never being given the freedom to shut off.
What traits do athletes have that can translate to sales? Quite a few, actually. They know that they have to put in the work at practice to see results in the games. Salespeople have to show the same attention to detail in their accounts.
One reason why the hyperallocation of talent to certain industries, regions and firms goes ignored is that it combines narratives no one wants to talk about. Our economy has progressed from making things to supplying financial services.