Q: How many South Americans does it take to replace a light bulb?
Over the holiday, our granddaughter asked Alice and me if we could reject her “new cousins” who will enter the family upon her aunt’s marriage - two girls with whom she had formed a very close bond over the last few years.
Editor’s note: This is the book I wish I could have written. The title is the answer I’ve long given to anyone who asks me “what’s the key to success in business”. Hollins brilliantly and simply bursts some theoretical bubbles about self-discipline and replaces them with more realistic practices built around awareness, flexibility, and habit development. The reason 90% of start-ups fail is because their founders can’t accept that they must “do the things you hate to do”.
The Spartans can teach us about discipline by subtraction rather than addition, i.e., what we choose to not focus on.
The last thing I expected when I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science was that I would have a successful business career. My pursuit of a business degree lasted one semester and ended with barely receiving Cs in economics, accounting, and finance.