The Seven Secrets of Success
Here it is: how to get, achieve, and have anything you want.
Just don’t do it. Ignore things. Let ‘em rot, because there’s something more important. You can only achieve something good by not doing a million other good things.
2) Never plan anything
Plans are alright, I suppose, if you have to keep some bureaucrat happy, but boy do they waste time. Ditch the plan, jump in the ditch, and start digging. Learn on the job.
3) Do what works
If it’s not working, why waste your time? See what gets results, and do that. Use your precious time as if it was precious.
4) Committees are for talking, not doing
I’m on stacks of committees and groups. They’re great, they give me a chance to get to know and work with all kinds of interesting people. One thing I’ve learnt: never try to work out details in a committee. Get the general outline, the sense of the direction, and appoint one or two people to go away and work stuff out.
5) Don’t listen to your guitar teacher
Mine was great – Barry Weeks, a patient teacher and skilled musician. But he said to me, ‘Don’t make what you love your life’. Sorry, Barry, but I did. And I never regretted it.
6) Old is better
It just is. Except for Ubuntu, which is awesome.
7) No-one beats the Buddha