âThe secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks ... â
Not everyone seeks inspiration in a diverse group of thinkers that includes Charles Darwin, Sun Tzu, Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z. But author/business leader Ryan Blair's path to success has hardly taken a conventional route. In his book "Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain", Blair reveals how he went from living an idyllic life in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Southern California to joining a gang and then shuffling in and out of juvenile detention centers. Through a life-changing mentorship, he focused his energies on entrepreneurship, going on to create and sell three companies for hundreds of millions of dollars (the first of which he started at age 21). In "Nothing to Lose," Blair shares thoughtful, motivational quotes from famous people both current and historical—reflections that can benefit CIOs and other leaders. Here eight highlights—including one from Blair— plus takeaways on how these translate to your life as CIO:
—Mark Twain, author
This article was originally published on 08-10-2011
IT Solutions Builder TOP IT RESOURCES TO MOVE YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD
Which topic are you interested in?
What is your company size?
What is your job title?
What is your job function?
Searching our resource database to find your matches...