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Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles

January 13, 2009View for printing

Whatever you do, think about what you really value. If you're an entrepreneur, the time you spend thinking about your values will help you build a better company. If you're going to work for someone else, the time you spend understanding your values will help you find the right kind of company or institution to work for, and when you find it, to do a better job.

Don't be afraid to think big. Business author Jim Collins says that great companies have " big hairy audacious goals." Google's motto, "access to all the world's information" is an example of such a goal.

by Tim O'Reilly

Full Story: http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/01/wor ... rs-fir.html

(Many thanks to Lance Trebesch of Elk River Systems http://www.elkriversystems.com/ for sending along this gem of an article. Russ)
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