Saturday, August 24, 2013

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg's tips for success

NYC's Mayor and media mega-mogul Michael Bloomberg says that if you want to be successful, among other things you need to work hard - really hard, take shorter bathroom breaks and start eating lunch at your desk (though I'm not sure how the latter squares with the conventional wisdom that you should always be networking).  The advice came during Bloomberg's weekly radio show.  

More specifically, to be successful, Bloomberg says do the following (courtesy of Politicker):

1. Work Hard. Really Hard.

“I always tried to be the first one in in the morning and the last one to leave at night, take the fewest vacations and the least time away from the desk to go to the bathroom or have lunch. You gotta be there. I mean, everybody says, ‘Oh, that’s crazy!’ But if you want to succeed, … you can’t control how lucky you are, you can’t control how smart you are, but you can control how hard you work, so that’s the first thing.”

2. Take risks. Be persistent. Beware of social media.

“Take risks. If you’re scared to take risks, you’re just gonna fit in with the crowd and never break average, and probably won’t even make average."

3. Keep learning, seriously.

“Don’t ever stop learning."

4. Karma.

“Lastly, give back. Be generous."

See the full text of his remarks here.


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