January 20, 2017

NFTF#27 Stubborn & Flexible

Hello, friends.

I hope the year is getting off to a great start for you.

The last week or so has me pondering a quote from Jeff Bezos I'd like to share with you. I found it again going through old notebooks during the holidays. Here goes:
 

Be stubborn on vision, flexible on details


The ethos of this statement is a great way to approach marketing and building products. It encourages tenacity while maintaining adaptability. I believe "lean" methodologies when done right, have that message at its core.

Also, the best entrepreneurs, executives and leaders I've met simultaneously possess stubbornness and flexibility. The great ones know when to be which at the right times.

One of my focuses this year is keep to this top of mind on every project. My hope is it will foster greater unity (stubborn around the same vision) and less ego and fear (flexible details) across my teams.

Until next time,

Honestly,

- David

P.S. Proof: Ran across this marketing analytics tool and look forward to giving it a try.
P.P.S. My Morning Routine: Cool articles about people's morning habits.
P.P.S. Endless: This OS and computer company caught my eye as a potential birthday gift for my son.