Here in Australia the reality TV show “The Apprentice” has just started. In the show, a group of people start working for Donald Trump. He fires one- (1) a week until there is only one- (1) person left. That person then gets a job for a year at $250,000.
One of the contestants comes from a background of Internet success.
I’ve been speaking with some people yesterday and today and they seem mightily impressed by that. I was sitting there thinking “But I’ve done that.”
And I do mention that success
I do mention that success where appropriate to demonstrate our expertise to a client or prospect.
But I don’t think I do it enough. And I don’t think I recognise the true value of that Internet success. And I don’t because it was pretty easy for me. And it still is today.
But that devalues the amount of intellectual knowledge we have here in the office. When I think about it, we have a huge mountain of knowledge on Internet e-commerce.
The stuff we know is second nature to us now. But I would have been very, very grateful for knowing back then what I know now.
Experience is the best way to learn. But if you lack that, the learn from others. And always be open to new learning. You never know, one day you might be a New York billionaire with a bad hairdo!