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Focusing on the Little Things is Big

By December 9, 2016 January 30th, 2019 No Comments

It’s the little things that matter isn’t it? At least that’s what we say — and not always what we actually do.

Another business book that is on my “best” list — and has pride of place on the right corner of my home office desk is Tom Peters’ The Little Big Things: 163 Ways To Pursue Excellence. Yes, 163 not so little ways you can be a better leader, a more successful employer or a great small business owner. 163 ways to do business better, as in much much better.

A few of my favorite Tom’isms from The Little Big Things:

  • Passion for today’s action is paramount — but always, always think consciously about…Network Investment…it should be subject to the same… planning, attention, discipline, accountability and evaluation…that goes into the likes of budgeting.
  • You=your development track record…Please list. Right now! The five people! Whose development you have contributed to! Directly! Measurably! And Profoundly!
  • Small Stuff Matters. What…little things might you do today to make a BIG Difference in your business?
  • …a crisis is a pure (yes) and simple (no)…test of character.
  • She or he who tries the most stuff…wins.
  • If you’ve got a Whopper of an Aspiration and Determination that “this must happen” bordering on insanity…cut the lifeline and leap in and start flapping around.

Interested in planning a #BYDN network book event with me? Fire me an email or tweet — and let’s connect to get it on the calendar.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.