Facebook and iPod. What They Have in Common

There are no secrets.  Study and learn all you can from those you come in contact with.” – John Wooden,

What do Facebook and iPod have in common?

1. Neither was an original idea.  They were both borrowed, twisted, turned, and refined by someone smart enough to take a concept and turn it into a reality.

2. They were both born out of adversity.  What separates great people/ideas from good people/ideas?  Persistence, determination, hard work and believing in yourself when every one else is running to cling to their next paycheck.

3. Constraints are a gift.  Great people see an obstacle and call it opportunity.  If you don’t realize your constraints and embrace them, you are going to be doing something different in your career very soon.

Retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of difficulties AND at the same time confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” – Jim Collins.

What can I learn from Mark Zuckerberg?  Well, I know how not to treat my friends.  I know that anything is possible and that most things are done just to impress women.


About Tom Brauch

Love your family. Serve others. Try your best. Make friendship a fine art. Drink deeply from good books. Make each day your masterpiece. Give thanks for your blessings. Master your emotions. Accept responsibility. Reject passivity. Lead courageously. Don't hold onto things. Play hard. Work with passion. Put integrity first. Laugh at the world. Persist until you succeed. Act now. Refine.
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