~ DBD ~ Dream Big Dreams

~ DACSOD ~ Develop A Clear Sense Of Direction

~ SYASE ~ See Yourself As Self-Employed

~ DWYL ~ Do What You Love To Do

~ CTE ~ Commit To Excellence

~ DAWM ~ Develop A Workaholic Mentality

~ DYTLL ~ Dedicate Yourself To Lifelong Learning

~ PYF ~ Pay Yourself First

~ LEDOYB ~ Learn Every Detail Of Your Business

~ DYTSO ~ Dedicate Yourself To Serving Others

~ BIHWYAO ~ Be Impeccable Honest With Yourself And Others

~ SPACSM ~ Set Priorities And Concentrate Single-Mindedly

~ DARFSAD ~ Develop A Reputation For Speed And Dependability

~ BPTCFPTP ~ Be Prepared To Climb From Peak To Peak

~ PSDIAT ~ Practice Self-Discipline In All Things

~ UYIC ~ Unlock Your Inborn Creativity

~ GATRP ~ Get Around The Right People

~ TECOYPH ~ Take Excellent Care Of Your Physical Health

~ BDAAO ~ Be Decisive And Action Oriented

~ NCTPOF ~ Never Consider The Possibility Of Failure

~ BEYDWPAD ~ Back Everything You Do With Persistence And Determination


~ PTB ~ Poke The Box

~ YT ~ Your Turn

~ TIAASAIALTTTHEBB ~ The Intermediaries And Agenda Setters And Investors Are Less Important Than They Have Ever Been Before

~ BA-AO-TM-O-O-O-WYA ~ Be Aware – Aware Of – The Market – Of – Opportunities – Of – Who You Are

~ BE-SYCUWIAY ~ Be Educated – So You Can Understand What Is Around You

~ BC-SYCBTAYE ~ Be Connected – So You Can Be Trusted As You Engage

~ BC-STSKWTE ~ Be Consistent – So The System Knows What To Expect

~ BAA-SYHSTS ~ Build An Asset – So You Have Something To Sell

~ BP-SYCBWP ~ Be Productive – So You Can Be Well-Priced

~ HTGATHATPTS ~ Have The Guts And The Heart And The Passion To Ship

~ TCIGITHOS ~ The Challenge Is Getting Into The Habit Of Starting

~ HNITNAM-IYBETDO-PWF ~ Human Nature Is To Need A Map – If You’re Brave Enough To Draw One – People Will Follow

~ WDICF-NTI-BTS ~ Where Does Innovation Come From? – Not The Ideas – But The Starting

~ S-INAGA-N ~ Soon – Is Not As Good As – Now

~ RIABWBTTAF ~ Risk Is Avoided Because We’ve Been Trained To Avoid Failure

~ TMYD:TMYF ~ The More You Do – The More You Fail

~ IS:SU ~ In Short: Show Up

~ LFTF-TAATSOYD ~ Look For The Fear – That’s Almost Always The Source Of Your Doubt

~ R-TTOP-PY ~ Reject – The Tyranny Of Picked – Pick Yourself

~ WHLCBTMBQAS-RCAN ~ We Have Little Choice But To Move Beyond Quality And Seek – Remarkable – Connected – And – New

~ IIS-HV ~ Initiative Is Scarce – Hence Valuable

~ TAMPINTAG-TTAMPIDNTTAG-PTIS ~ Twice As Much Polishing Is Not Twice As Good – Ten Times As Much Polishing Is Definitely Not Ten Times As Good – Polishing Turns Into Stalling

~ P-BBSAI ~ Poke – But Be Smart About It

~ PSWFAP-WRTWDM-NTWFT ~ Please Stop Waiting For A Map – We Reward Those Who Draw Maps – Not Those Who Follow Them

~ WWAHTRAZ? ~ Why Would Anyone Hesitate To Report A Zombie?

~ SOL-MITTIDRWMBTGUITSTABR ~ Sooner Or Later – Many Idealists Transform Themselves Into Disheartened Realists Who Mistakenly Believe That Giving Up Is The Same Thing As Being Realistic

~ NOTWWC ~ None Of This Works Without Curiosity

~ WAWBHTFAM-ITMCWAG ~ We All Would Be Happy To Follow A Map – If The Map Came With A Guarantee

~ TOLIPYCI-CINATF ~ The Opportunity Lies In Pursuing Your Curiosity Instead – Curiosity Is Not Allergic To Failure

~ TJOW ~ The Joy Of Wrong

~ CLMADTAOOO-TDLM ~ Computers Like Matches And Decision Trees And On Or Off – They Don’t Like Maybe

~ FLRLCWTFOJHSAIAGYAA ~ Find – Low-Risk – Low-Cost – Ways To Find Out Just How Smart And Intuitive And Generous You Actually Are

~ S-I(D)-F ~ Start – Implies (Demands) – Finishing

~ TPWFTMUW ~ The Person Who Fails The Most Usually Wins

~ TGCASOFIFTGTRTSIOTASG ~ The Greatest Challenge Any Successful Organization Faces Is Finding The Guts To Risk That Success In Order To Accomplish Something Great

~ K-S-UY-F ~ Keep – Starting – Until You – Finish

~ TMIOWN ~ The Market Is Obsessed With Novelty

~ BTOWST ~ Be The One Who Starts Things

~ IETFSILWTIOSTWNAS ~ It’s Easy To Fall So In Love With The Idea Of Starting That We Never Actually Start

~ IYNMAD-IACBYA ~ If You’re Not Making A Difference – It’s Almost Certainly Because You’re Afraid

~ IDHTA ~ It Doesn’t Hurt To Ask

~ S-AAWOL ~ Starting – As A Way Of Life

~ IYGTBANKTPAEYTITADTND-YWUWAL ~ If You Go To Bed At Night Knowing That People Are Expecting You To Initiate Things All Day The Next Day – You’ll Wake Up With A List

~ MAWDSTMI ~ Might As Well Do Something That Matters Instead


~ BA-OTM-OO-OWYA ~ Be Aware – Of The Market – Of Opportunities – Of Who You Are

~ BE-SYCUWIAY ~ Be Educated – So You Can Understand What Is Around You

~ BC-SYCBTAYE ~ Be Connected – So You Can Be Trusted As You Engage

~ BC-STSKWTE ~ Be Consistent – So The System Knows What To Expect

~ BAA-SYHSTS ~ Build An Asset – So You Have Something To Sell

~ BP-SYCBWP ~ Be Productive – So You Can Be Well-Priced

~ HTGATHATPTS ~ Have The Guts And The Heart And The Passion To Ship


~ MOOWIMOIIFPLF-NPWWRBPWWC ~ Most Of Our World Is Made Of Innovations Inherited From People Long Forgotten – Not People Who Were Rare But People Who Were Common

~ CINE-EIIRSA-CIH-IIAOU-IIE ~ Creating Is Not Extraordinary – Even If Its Results Sometimes Are – Creation Is Human – It Is All Of Us – It Is Everybody

~ ORATGATNTCFAFSBAFW-TMCFMSBMP ~ Our Creations Are Too Great And Too Numerous To Come From A Few Steps By A Few People – They Must Come From Many Steps By Many People

~ III-ASOSACC-SCODTNWOOAWCTB ~ Invention Is Incremental – A Series Of Slight And Constant Changes – Some Changes Open Doors To New Worlds Of Opportunity And We Call Them Breakthroughs

~ ED-EHLIMPBTSOAPHC ~ Every Day – Each Human Life Is Made Possible By The Sum Of All Previous Human Creations

~ CIAOA-CIEO ~ Creation Is An Ordinary Act – Creation Its Extraordinary Outcome

~ WITSOC-TANS-TCITW-IITEATH ~ Work Is The Soul Of Creation – There Are No Secrets – To Create Is To Work – It Is That Easy And That Hard

~ WTMG-WHAC-IWCCWGOE-TTOTSUFCIU ~ With The Myth Gone – We Have A Choice – If We Can Create Without Genius Or Epiphany – Then The Only Thing Stopping Us From Creating Is Us

~ SINN-ATINITB-ICINTOWB ~ Special Is Not Necessary – All That Is Necessary Is To Begin – I Can’t Is Not True Once We Begin

~ TOBDITOWDNW ~ The Only Bad Draft Is The One We Do Not Write

~ TILW ~ Thinking Is Like Walking

~ OIONO ~ Old Ideas Obstruct New Ones

~ MDNL-O-E-A-I-NSSOP-SPALUTC ~ Minds Do Not Leap – Observation – Evaluation – And – Iteration – Not Sudden Shifts Of Perception – Solve Problems And Lead Us To Creation

~ ‘WDIW?’-DUWIS-TFCITAI ~ “Why Doesn’t It Work?” – Deceives Us With Its Simplicity – The First Challenge Is To Ask It

~ WIIMPTWIG ~ Working Individually Is More Productive Than Working In Groups

~ PDAGSI ~ Productivity Decreases As Group Size Increases

~ TBWTCITWAAESATO-TWWTCITWILGADC ~ The Best Way To Create Is To Work Alone And Evaluate Solutions As They Occur – The Worst Way To Create Is To Work In Large Groups And Defer Criticism

~ BFBIIAEROOT-ALANS-ADOIUATHIITSAC ~ Brainstorming Fails Because It Is An Explicit Rejection Of Ordinary Thinking – All Leaps And No Steps – And Because Of Its Unstated Assumption That Having Ideas Is The Same As Creating

~ HIINTSTABC-CIE-NI ~ Having Ideas Is Not The Same Thing As Being Creative – Creation Is Execution – Not Inspiration

~ CINAMOIBALOE ~ Creation Is Not A Moment Of Inspiration But A Lifetime Of Endurance

~ TDOTWAFOTB-US-POI-IPI-NWHFH-AP-PM ~ The Drawers Of The World Are Full Of Things Begun – Unfinished Sketches – Pieces Of Invention – Incomplete Product Ideas – Notebooks With Half-Formulated Hypotheses – Abandoned Patents – Partial Manuscripts

~ CIMMTA-IIEMALN-LHDWTWLFOBDOE-APWP-TMBRDFY ~ Creating Is More Monotony Than Adventure – It Is Early Mornings And Late Nights – Long Hours Doing Work That Will Likely Fail Or Be Deleted Or Erased – A Process Without Progress – That Must Be Repeated Daily For Years

~ TMITCDIW-TMITTDDIQ ~ The Most Important Thing Creators Do Is Work – The Most Important Thing They Don’t Do Is Quit

~ TITRMOC ~ Time Is The Raw Material Of Creation

~ WATMAMOCAATRIW ~ Wipe Away The Magic And Myth Of Creating And All That Remains Is Work

~ NMWYR-NMWTC-NACSNATTOTWOC ~ No Matter What You Read – No Matter What They Claim – Nearly All Creators Spend Nearly All Their Time On The Work Of Creation

~ SBTSHOWWE ~ Semmelweis Believed That Saving Hundreds Of Women Was Enough

~ U-AWLYITFTTHIELYOWS-WTEWYIIR ~ Unfortunately – Anyone Who Loves Your Idea The First Time They Hear It Either Loves You Or Wants Something – What To Expect When You’re Inventing Is Rejection

~ DODASTST-ETWSWWC-WTTRI ~ Decades Of Data All Show The Same Thing – Even Though We Say We Want Creation – We Tend To Reject It

~ WNLLWNA-WWRDHTL ~ We Need Love Like We Need Air – We Would Rather Die Hungry Than Lonely

~ FIAKORBDIP ~ Failure Is A Kind Of Rejection Best Done In Private

~ TGCATOGC-TLATWEMDTOPWATTIAMES-TRMOWTMEIPOIW ~ The Greatest Creators Are Their Own Greatest Critics – They Look At Their Work Even More Deeply Than Other People Will And They Test It Against More Exacting Standards – They Reject Most Of What They Make Either In Part Or In Whole

~ TWIAITRY-DNGIMRTN ~ The World Is Already Inclined To Reject You – Do Not Give It More Reasons Than Necessary

~ NHAFIPTYCHIP-PFA-F-C-A-LP ~ Never Have A Failure In Public That You Could Have In Private – Private Failures Are – Faster – Cheaper – And – Less Painful

~ GCKTTBSFIOASB-TSAAA ~ Great Creators Know That The Best Step Forward Is Often A Step Back – To – Scrutinize – Analyze – And – Assess

~ WICTWSH?-BTWDNWTC ~ Why Is Changing The World So Hard? – Because The World Does Not Want To Change

~ WWCWHM-WCWWS ~ When We Change What Has Meaning – We Change What We See

~ WYCCYM-YCCA ~ When You Can Change Your Mind – You Can Change Anything

~ ALOMHWNPISFDMIWOPBW ~ A Lot Of Men Have Won Nobel Prizes In Science For Discoveries Made In Whole Or Part By Women

~ WDNSFBOG-WSFBOG ~ We Do Not See Further Because Of Giants – We See Further Because Of Generations

~ ASTSBCMNLWCC ~ A Species That Survives By Creating Must Not Limit Who Can Create

~ WWWTDIBTWWMD ~ Work We Want To Do Is Better Than Work We Must Do

~ YWHGDALGD-BTOBWYCDI-TWYDND ~ You Will Have Good Days And Less Good Days – But The Only Bad Work You Can Do Is – The Work You Do Not Do

~ IWDNCOD-TWPUAN ~ If We Do Not Chase Our Dreams – They Will Pursue Us As Nightmares

~ TOTWDBWB-IFTB ~ The Only Thing We Do Before We Begin – Is Fail To Begin

~ TSITAON-WMFFAF ~ To Succeed In The Art Of New – We Must Fail Freely And Frequently

~ IIWRWAOFAR ~ Innovation Is Whatever Remains When All Our Failures Are Removed

~ A-S-I-HM-G-I-TBKOTFC ~ A – Small – Isolated – Highly Motivated – Group – Is – The Best Kind Of Team For Creation

~ ISPDNNTSAHSTA ~ Intellectually Secure People Do Not Need To Show Anyone How Smart They Are

~ TTIOAAU-A-SATPWTI ~ The Truth Is Often Awkward And Unwelcome – And – So Are The People Who Tell It

~ SOTCCWCFPWIT ~ Some Of The Greatest Creative Work Comes From People Working In Twos

~ ATBA-CTBA ~ Adults Think Before Acting – Children Think By Acting

~ ETHBTOMPHM ~ Everything That Happens Between Two Or More People Has Meaning

~ IGI-ODAMLTBBOURACATOPR ~ In Group Interactions – Our Decisions Are More Likely To Be Based On Unwritten Rules And Cultural Assumptions Than On Pure Reason

~ CID-NS ~ Creation Is Doing – Not Saying

~ TMCOPROD-TLCOPROS-TMCOWITM ~ The Most Creative Organizations Prioritize Rituals Of Doing – The Least Creative Organizations Prioritize Rituals Of Saying – The Most Common Of Which Is The Meeting

~ BTRAMTHTWYPSYFRTEPACYTMUO ~ Being Too Rigid About Making Things Happen The Way You Planned Stops You From Reacting To Emerging Problems And Causes You To Miss Unexpected Opportunities

~ OAACBCAC ~ Organizations Are A Competition Between Compliance And Creation

~ IIETLFFITSTTWITK ~ It Is Easier To Look For Flies In The Soup Than To Work In The Kitchen

~ NODAA-ETGIBOTWOT-CIC ~ No One Does Anything Alone – Even The Greatest Inventors Build On The Work Of Thousands – Creation Is Contribution