Building Teams for your Start Up

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Be careful with your new hires in a startup. Talented people want to work with other talented people because they enjoy the inspiration and celebrating each other’s success. Seeking creativity is different from running from restrictions and rules. Build a team, don’t just fill positions.

Is it really Excellance or is it Pride?

Why do we strive to excel? Is it for our "self-image" or is it to give thanks for our abilities and to help others? In our search for excellence, perfection and accomplishment we can become trapped. C.S. Lewis said "Pride gets no pleasure out o having something only out of having more of it than the next man.... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.”

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"I Read Your Book", by Brent M. Jones

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Erwin Rommel was a German general and military theorist A defining scene took place after Patton, played by George C. Scott, beat Rommel’s Tank Division. He had set a brilliant trap for the tanks and when the dust cleared after the battle was over, Patton was delighted with the victory and seemed to be talking directly to Rommel as he looked over the battle scene and yelled out joyfully. “Rommel I read your book”…………………….Study your competition!

Thoughts are Choices

by Brent M. Jones

C.S. Lewis said that "every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before."

Lewis didn't just imply that the process creates us he suggested our conscious complicity in the process.

We are in the final analysis still left with our thoughts. The choices we make clearly reflect those thoughts and we either become better or worse as a result.

FYI, C.S. Lewis can be found in the Literary Favorite Section of this blog. Links to many of his books reviewed on the site can be found there.

“As You Look at Your Own Life Story You See Yourself Differently” is an essay that resonates with this message above from Lewis. Click to Link to Story