I’m tired of hearing advice from people as to what I should do or should have done. Opinions are like assholes– everyone has them and most of them stink.


    • Wrong approach. I would recommend that you nod appreciatively, listen politely, and then go do whatever you want. People don’t want to tell you what to do… they want to feel valued as part of your decision making process.

      If you extend the slightest courtesy like I mentioned, you can still blow off ideas you disagree on without offending your network and burning bridges.

      If you think “we’re in technology, fuck relationships” you’re going to have a rough time. We’re all in a realm that is ALL about the people and the relationships…

  • Dec 23 at 852am is the exact approach; with a twist. You don’t mention if you’re a CEO or leader of a company…but even if you aren’t, you will still need to lead a life that synthesizes the best information into a meaningful operating model, or you can just go about blowing off everything you hear and stumble from one mistake to another. Listen, challenge your preconceived notions, validate your assumptions and then proceed forward. Some of the best advice I’ve taken and leveraged came from people who never invested in my company – or had any interest in my company – but had a real interest in me.

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