It’s almost been a year since I saw Ashok Rao, Global Chairman of TiE, present at the Four Seasons here in Vancouver and I’m surprised to see that he hasn’t received the press he deserves.
During his presentation to TiE members in Vancouver, he outlined a number of commandments… or he referred to as Ashokisms. Every Entrepreneur ought to think about this, so here we go!
- Care passionately
- Be Intellectually Ruthless
- Don’t drink your own whiskey, don’t shave Superman
- Hire Trust, the price of Betrayal is Expensive
- Delegate everything, but never delegate Success
- Those who got you there, don’t get you out of there
- The best deals are made at the point of indifference
- A deal delayed is a deal betrayed
- Get 100% better by improving 1% in 100 areas
- Track your mistakes – not your successes
- During doldrums, precipitate a crisis and manage it
- You can go faster sometimes – by slowing down
- Don’t push the river, let it flow
- Indecision is like being pecked to death by blunt ducks
- If it feels wrong – IT IS!
So what does it all mean? Attendees of Ashok’s event certainly got a really good breakdown of each. He’s certainly been around the block enough to give good advice – and the hope is that other people can glean some form of wisdom from the words above.
But, of course, it’s all contextual … and so, for those reading this, feel free to post a comment and ask a question. Ashok himself may even respond!