Busy-Bite: Focus on Doing What is Right
‘That’s What Makes Bill [Gates] Very, Very Dangerous’
The Busy-Bite: The focus is on doing what is right, not being right. Changing your mind after being presented with new information and reflecting on that information is absolutely okay.
He had taken the time and effort to think it all through and had decided I was right and he was wrong. Now, most people hate to admit they’re wrong, but it didn’t bother Bill one bit. All he cared about was what was right, not who was right. That’s what makes Bill very, very dangerous.”
— Read on daringfireball.net/linked/2021/04/18/ellison-gates
The main takeaway is that great leaders, innovators, and those who are successful are willing to change their minds when presented with new information. They take their time to evaluate it, and if necessary, change their mindset. Bill Gates does it. Steve Jobs did it.
But it also means keeping your focus on the right things. For example, a sharp focus on creating value for the customer.
This is a bit of a nested link here, but I need to give credit where credit is due. John Gruber over at Daring Fireball posted this, and it does connect to a longer article.
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