Joel Neoh, the Award Winning Entrepreneur & the GROUPON Head of Asia Pacific wrote a note on his reflected Lessons! “Top 24 Entrepreneurial Lessons that he has learned in 2014”!
#1: It’s not important where you come from, but where you’re going.
#2: Not who you are, but what you do that defines you.
#3: People will always say “you can’t”. You just smile and say “watch me”.
#4: People that Joel Neoh most enjoy working with: dream big + get shit done + know how to have fun.
#5: Instead of limiting our challenges, challenge our limits.
#6: The most dangerous poison against further success is the prolonged feeling of achievement. The antidote is to reflect and think, every night, what can be done better tomorrow.
#7: Simplified summary on investing. There are only 4 things that really count when making an investment: 1) A business you understand 2) Favorable long term economics 3) Able and trustworthy management 4) Sensible valuation That’s investment, everything else is speculation.
#8: Be a genius. Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see.
#9: 10 habits of the most successful people in the world: Set goals, focus, value time, spend less, work hard, continue learning, group with like-minded, persistent, calculated risk, generosity.
#10: Success is achieved from striving for perfection. Happiness is achieved from embracing the imperfections.
#11: Do the hardest things first. Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
#12: When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.
#13: We may not achieve everything we dream, but we will not achieve anything unless we dream.
#14: No one looks back on their life and remember the nights they got plenty of sleep. #workhard #partyhard
#15: Success comes from having the heart to dream big and the fortitude to see it through.
#16: Two kinds of company cultures in this world: cultures where what you do matters, and cultures where all that matters is who you are. Accept only the former, the latter sucks.
#17: WHAT is right is always more important than WHO is right. Outcome not ego.
#18: It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to. Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.
#19: Management is doing things right, while Leadership is doing the right things. Doing the right things is more important than doing things right.
#20: Ambition fires up the strong and threatens the weak. We need to be more ambitious.
#21: Two types of people at work: 1) Can do. 2) Can’t do. Unless your profession needs you to be (2), no reason why you shouldn’t be (1).
#22: Rule #1: Have the courage to dream, and the guts to do it. Rule #2: If all else fails go back to Rule #1.
#23: The most valuable commodity in the world is information; the most valuable tool in the world is communication; the most valuable mental trait in the world is positivity.
#24: Focus on your customers. Serve your employees. Learn from your competitors.
For more Joel Neoh’s Life lesson: http://www.nextupasia.com/30-life-lessons-from-joel-neoh/