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Most Admired trail

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“You stirred up thoughts I have never had before. In a few pages you woke me up!”

Most Admired Company in the World – trail for Disney:

  • 2008 – not in top 50
  • 2009 – 13th
  • 2010 – 19th
  • 2011 – 14th
  • 2012 – 13th
  • 2013 – 9th
  • 2014 – 7th
  • 2015 – 6th
  • 2016 – 5th
  • 2017 – 5th
  • 2018 – 6th
  • 2019 – 4th
  • 2020 – 4th

Bob Iger long ago shared a vision to become the most admired company in the world.

Note that Apple became the World’s Most Admired Company in 2008 and has held that distinction for 13 consecutive years.

What’s this post’s point?

Bob took over as Disney CEO in 2005. He quickly shared an impossible vision. The real point? Bob wasn’t afraid to look long term and look at the pinnacle.

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The truth is hard until it isn’t

It’s 6am and after writing this email reply (below) for someone on the other side of our planet, it dawned on me that there is organic wisdom in here that is applicable outside of our (Amanda and me) conversation…

Here’s the email…

Thanks for your notes Amanda.

Yeah, we should do a WhatsApp call next week. Or Zoom. Or FaceTime.

Couple quick thoughts about how i’ve personally attacked the issues: The best resource, i believe, is observation – and avoiding comparison at all costs. Watch what people and companies do, never listen to what they say. Words are crafted by marketing, actions are crafted by culture.

Words are crafted by marketing. Actions are crafted by culture.

If you are willing to listen to If Disney Ran Your Life from the beginning, you will see how everything builds and how habits are the key. Especially habits in what we think and dream and do. Life is always happening…to you or for you…doesn’t matter…life is always happening…this is never gonna change…what and how you react now, and plan ahead for, are foundational for life – are you familiar with the story about Three Little Pigs?

The truth is hard until it isn’t.

Accept this reality, put structure and processes in place to become a great CEO of You, Inc, and soar with personal vibrancy.

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Live like you mean it.

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Broom or a pencil?

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Flowers during a Finland trip. Same flowers you see in Glacier National Park.

In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they’re about brains, but in the future they’ll be about the heart.

Minouche Shafik, director, London School of Economics

i used to tell our son, now 19, that his future will revolve around which mindset he uses – a broom or a pencil?

One uses your body as your paycheck maker, the other uses your brain.

Manual labor or office job.

What Minouche is proposing is a radical third option.Thank you COVID-19 and Global Warming.

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Succeed financially, please

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Small businesses are a fabric of every society. It feeds our economy and it feeds our families.

As a business owner, and an unemployed business owner at that, it’s easy to see why the Country needs to succeed financially.

Business success drives food on our tables, gas in our tanks, rent getting paid, insurance and medicine being purchased, utilities being paid, and so on.

At the most fundamental level, success for business owners means success for employees, and success for employees means success for families.

To think that the stock market doing well is somehow evil is to say that families doing well is evil.

How can either conversation not be inextricably linked to the other?

Lots of talk as if business success is the wrong focus.

Business success begets family success.

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WTF

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Granite Park Chalet lower right, almost hidden but for the chimney’s roof shadow.

WTF – What The Future?

What the future holds is unprecedented.

Except for the fact that we’ve been here before.

Same channel, different show.

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