December 3, 2016 - Comments Off on Commonplace #0042

Commonplace #0042

A CEO’s first job is to build a product users love; the second job is to build a company to maximize the opportunity that the product has surfaced; and the third is to harvest the profits of the core business to invest in transformative new product ideas. Your First Creation is a Product, Your Second Creation is a Company.

CEOs who are most effective in developing and communicating strategy take the time to write their strategy out, in long form.

Do not compromise creatively and take care of people.

When I’m at my best, 50% of my time is unscheduled. That’s the time I use to think, drop in on the people I want to speak with, and let my curiosity roam. It’s my time to be creative. Without this free time, I would never be able to stay ahead of the company. To lead a company, you’ve always got to be two steps ahead. There’s no way to lead a company from behind.

That's how you fight monsters. You lure them in close to you, you look them in the eye, you smack them down.

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