Bob Parson's 16 Rules
The little I’ve read from Bob Parson’s blog I’ve usually disliked. I neither like his writing style, nor his personal one, nor his blunt self-promotion, nor his ego. His life experience has been so different to mine, he usually arrives at conclusions my optimistic naivete vehemently rejects. That said, I respect the man, I like GoDaddy (despite its in-your-face disinformative commercialism), and I keep an eye on him.
His newest post, My rules for success in business and life in general, is actually quite good. Two fragments from it in particular redeem every minute I might have wasted reading the man, they are good:
My father would tell me early on, when I was struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going, “Well, Robert, if it doesn’t work, they can’t eat you.”
More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: “We’re not here for a long time; we’re here for a good time.”