Download a PDF of this Post – Click HereWhat is going to happen to the educational landscape? Can traditional higher education continue with the status quo and survive? Will online learning take over? These and so many other interesting concepts are discussed in this fascinating and accessibly written book by […]
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Circa 1645, famed samurai Miyamoto Musashi wrote The Book of Five Rings, a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general. Within that book, he wrote of nine principles one can practice and embody to achieve the success that comes with grace and excellence. This is the fourth post in a series where I interpret each one with the lens of a creative entrepreneur.
Today’s principle is:
Be knowledgeable in a variety of occupations
I touched upon this in my last post. To be effective in business, you not only need to be good at what you do, you need to be knowledgeable about what others do, as well. This has several benefits:
- You’ll know when someone is good at what they do … or they’re just blowing smoke up your butt
- You’ll know how to find the help you need in areas that aren’t your brilliance
- You’ll be able to hire better employees and give them better feedback for improvement
The more well-rounded you are, the stronger position you will be in. It will help you make better business and life decisions. It will help you stand in your power and own your awesome.
Here are some things you can do to nurture knowledge in a variety of occupations: