Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blackstone Blog - Byron Wien Discusses Lessons Learned in His First 80 Years. Pure Gold!!!

My friend, Geoff Yamane, recently sent me the link that I am sharing with you.  The article from the Blackstone Blog is an excerpt from a speech given earlier this year by  Blackstone's Byron Wien.

Here are a few of the 24-carat nuggets:

Blackstone's Byron Wien Discusses Lessons Learned in His First 80 Years

  1. Concentrate on finding a big idea that will make an impact on the people you want to influence.
  2. Network intensely.
  3. When you meet someone new, treat that person as a friend. 
  4. Read all the time.
  5. Get enough sleep.
  6. Evolve
  7. Travel extensively
  8. When meeting someone new, try to find out what formative experience occurred in their lives before they were seventeen. 
  9. 9 - 20 Etc.
Please take the time to read the entire article linked below.  In the full piece, he expands on each point and offers several more.  Reading these pearls of wisdom was encouraging and challenging.  I find that I already practice some of them, and need to work on the ones where I am weakest.



Blackstone Blog - Byron Wien-discusses-lessons-learned-in-his-first-80-years

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