Out Thinking Your Competition by Moe Abdou

Have you every wondered what it might be like to work at Google, Amazon, or Salesforce?  Chances are, you’d be challenged to think bigger, act quicker and never, ever give up your dream of changing the world.  It’s no surprise that all three of these work environments are as demanding as they are inspiring; and as competitive as they are collaborative.  Still, if like the unscripted work of always having to come up with new ideas; there aren’t many better places to work.  

“I encourage our employees to go down blind alleys and experiment...” said Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; “we’ve tried to create tools to reduce the cost of doing experiments so that we can do more of them.  If you can increase the number of experiments you try from a hundred to a thousand, you dramatically increase the number of innovations you produce.”  Like Google’s Larry Page, and Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, Bezos knows that if he’s going to continue to obsess about his customer, Amazon has to be a relentless innovator.  

G. Shawn Hunter is one of the real innovators in the eLearning space, and in his work with thousands of acclaimed leaders, he concludes that one-dimensional intelligence is no longer a competitive advantage.  Today, only those who can Out Think their competitors will have a chance to stay relevant - it starts with something he calls; Marketquake ----- 

Further Reading
  • Michael Serbinis: What I've Learned — Visionary Entrepreneur, investor and CEO and Founder of the new healthcare startup, LEAGUE, Michael Serbinis shares what he learned building three disruptive startups, selling two of them and working with Kimbal and Elon Musk.
  • The Startup Glossary: Founders Share Their Go-To Learning Tools — Whether you mispronounced your boss’ name (It’s just Mike, not Mique) or were caught taking a selfie in the elevator, we all have our collection of embarrassing office moments. My most cringeworthy thus far happened when my dad asked our team to go around the table and share the resources we use to learn.
  • How Being Present Laid the Foundation for Rachel Blumenthal's Success — It’s become a running joke between my dad and me that I have a new best friend every day. The adage stems from the common practice I’ve adopted sprinting out of my interviews and exclaiming “I love them!” seconds after I hang up with our guests on Skype. Hosting 33founders is an enormous blessing for so many reasons.

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