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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success

The combination of long daily commutes and access to a very nice corporate library find me listening to audio books for hours at a time.  I find that I especially enjoy the teaching stories.  In this genre a narrator tells a story that teaches the authors points in context.

A very good example is "The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea" by Bob Burg and John David Mann (See Amazon link on the right margin)
The story explains these "Five Laws of Stratospheric Success:"

  1. The Law of Value:  Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value that you take in payment.
  2. The Law of Compensation:  Your income is determined by how many people you serve, and well you serve them.
  3. The Law of Influence:  Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people's interests first.
  4. The Law of Authenticity:  The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
  5. The Law of Receptivity:  The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.
Listen to, or read, this book and you will remember these "Laws" and the thinking behind them. 

Now, what is the best story to teach project management principles?   Hum. . .  .

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