“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
Hierarchy’s Last Stand is a blog post on HBR that talks about position vs performance.
I have a small business named SpiveyWorks that makes Windows Phone apps. I blog on SpiveyWorksApps.com about new app releases and things you can accomplish with our apps. The most surprising thing happened when I wrote one blog post about SpiveyWorks focusing on the best few apps. After several months of lackluster views, the blog lit up with readers for this one post. My view is that people want the best. They don’t always want the quickest or the cheapest. People want the best too.
I did want to make sure our loyal customers that used our app were given an alternative, a competitor’s app, so that they could still continue to accomplish what they needed to. In this case, the retired SpiveyWorks app was named Apps On Sale and I redirected its users to competitor AppDeals. I no longer felt that we could remain competitive with this type of app and after looking at the numbers I was not convinced an increased investment in updating the app would be worth the while.
The reason I ended up redirecting SpiveyWorks users to the competitor app after retiring our own app was because I wanted to have the SpiveyWorks customer for life, which meant taking care of them. Our customers will love using other app great apps like Tap Collage which now has over 20,000 downloads.
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Losing makes losers quit. Losing makes winners want to win even more.
Napolean Hill is the author of several works, including the book Think and Grow Rich. He was asked by Andrew Carnegie to interview over 500 successful men in the early 1900’s including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and John D. Rockefeller. Below is a 2 hour long video compilation of his work, presented by himself.
Key Times in the Video
- Set a Definite Goal 0:00 – 17:40
- Mastermind Principle 17:43 – 27:27
- Go the Extra Mile 27:30 – 37:01
- Applied Faith 37:03 – 47:24
- Pleasing Personality 47:30 – 57:30
- Self-Discipline 57:33 – 1:06:57
- Positive Mental Attitude 1:07:00 – 1:15:52
- Enthusiasm 1:15:54 – 1:25:19
- Take Initiative 1:25:22 – 1:35:52
- Learn from Adversity 1:35:55 – 1:46:03
- Imagination 1:46:05 – 1:52:34
- Accurate Thinking 1:52:35 – 2:02:54
- Cosmic Habit Force 2:02:55 – 2:13:01
I don’t know who put this up or how long it will be up, but it looks like the entire audio book of Rich Dad, Poor Dad on YouTube is available for free. If you have 3 hours to kill this weekend, it’s a book worth listening to if you haven’t read it before. If you want to read the book on your Kindle then get Rich Dad, Poor Dad through Amazon.