This is a great posting by Bob Parsons, the founder and CEO of GoDaddy, and former founder of Parsons Technology (sold to Intuit for $64 Million).
One of the interesting things from his business history is that with both of the companies he founded he was the sole investor. He never raised money and created two companies with revenues in excess of $100M.
Of the 16 rules Parsons has come up with, here are a few that are my favorite:
1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone. I believe that not
much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I hear
people say, “But I’m concerned about security.” My response to that is
simple: “Security is for cadavers.”
7. Always be moving forward. Never stop investing. Never stop
improving. Never stop doing something new. The moment you stop
improving your organization, it starts to die. Make it your goal to be
better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese
concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge
8. Be quick to decide. Remember what General George S. Patton
said: “A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than
a perfect plan tomorrow.”
You can view Parsons’ entire post at Bob Parsons – My 16 Rules.