Dec 242010
 

Notes from the book Swim With The Sharks by Harvey Mackay

The posts below were originally tweets. I used the site TweetStats to pull them together by hashtag.  They are in reverse order here. Tons of knowledge nuggets from a book written more than 20 years ago. This book should be required reading.

“No company has a permanent consumer franchise.” #swts88 (p. 273)

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“The people who make it big are the ones who fix it before it’s broke.” #swts88 (p. 257)

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“No one wants it if it’s too easy to get; if they can’t get it, if it’s in demand, then everyone wants it.” #swts88 (p. 239)

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“You’ve got to have more than one good idea. Once is not enough.” #swts88 (p. 224)

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“A firm with morale problems is usually a choice target for aggressive competition.” #swts88 (p. 217)

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“Work half days every day. And it doesn’t matter which half … the first twelve hours or the second twelve hours.” #swts88 (p. 180)

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“Entrepreneurs scratch before they itch. They dare to fix things before they break …” #swts88 (p. 177)

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“Efficiency achieved at the expense of creativity is counterproductive.” #swts88 (p. 158)

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“The way you pay your bills says something about the kind of person you are to deal with.” #swts88 (p. 143)

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“If you expect the other guy to care about you, show that you care about him.” #swts88 (p. 142)

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“The key to keeping the ideas flowing is an atmosphere where everyone can feel free to contribute.” #swts88 (p. 129)

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“… what people are looking for isn’t only money, it’s recognition, appreciation, and creative freedom.” #swts88 (p. 129)

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“… our real capacity far exceeds the average expectations others have for us.” #swts88 (p. 75)

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“Knowing what to do isn’t enough if you haven’t developed the self-discipline to do it.” #swts88 (p. 73)

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Knowing you customer means … ? Complete this phrase. *also found in #swts88 (p. 42)

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“The mark of a pro is getting the reorder.” #swts88 (p. 29)

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“Most business problems can be solved if you can teach yourself to look beyond the dollar sign.” #swts88 (p. 28)

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