Some days (well, actually most days) Tom nails it. I downloaded Tom’s Project 05 from his site and am reading the section – CEOs are Idiots. (Napoleon Dynamite and Tom share a particular love for that word.) His Point 9 particularly grabbed me:
CEOs Are Idiots Who … Spend Too Much Time in the Office, Not Enough Time in the Field; Fail to ColdCall at Least One Customer per Week; Are Surrounded by Sycophants; Have Low Tolerance for Contention.
That “great guru,” Texas Bix Bender (whoever the hell he is, but he’s written a book), gets it exactly right: “A BODY CAN PRETEND TO CARE, BUT THEY CAN’T PRETEND TO BE THERE.” So does the president of Logical Machines Corporation:
“YOU CAN’T LEAD A CAVALRY CHARGE IF YOU THINK YOU LOOK FUNNY ON A HORSE.”
And of course, Gandhi. “MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE.”
I’ve written it before: You = Your calendar.
You can’t cheat on your calendar!
You Are (Precisely) How/Why You Spend Your Time.
And all I can add is Amen!