✂︎ The best business advice he ever got…

Seems great advice and very close to Einsein‘s Level 1 Intelligence

“Make yourself useful. Go up the most successful person you can find and say, ‘What is the 20% of your job that you hate the most? What is the 10% of your job that’s total shit and you wake up hating it and you go to sleep hating it? Let me do it for you.’ If you do that, you will gain a mentor and you will get a foothold into a situation where you have become indispensable to somebody.”


We need more of this!

Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning
my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement:
“If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please
come to the gate immediately.”

Well—one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.

An older woman in full traditional Palestinian embroidered dress, just
like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing. “Help,”
said the flight agent. “Talk to her. What is her problem? We
told her the flight was going to be late and she did this.”

I stooped to put my arm around the woman and spoke haltingly.
“Shu-dow-a, Shu-bid-uck Habibti? Stani schway, Min fadlick, Shu-bit-
se-wee?” The minute she heard any words she knew, however poorly
used, she stopped crying. She thought the flight had been cancelled
entirely. She needed to be in El Paso for major medical treatment the
next day. I said, “No, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just later, who is
picking you up? Let’s call him.”

The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them

A must read in these times and in general:

Please read this link to learn about the author and background to these posts. It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope can also be predicted. We have robust data from the outbreaks in China
— Read on www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them