Longevity in the workplace can lead to clarity. Concepts or truisms emerge if you can distill down the daily activity in to big picture observations. Here’s a concept that’s become more evident to me the last 5 years.
Starting, running, and growing a business requires 3 key elements.
- Hard work – without this, all else fails.
- Luck – working hard, and working smart, creates more opportunities for more luck. Anyone who tells you they made it on hard work, or their superior intellect, alone is full of shit.
- Who you know – sure, you can build a business without this, but you can do more, faster, if you’ve got strong ties with friends, colleagues, and family across your industry.