05. July 2015 · Comments Off on Make Change Work For You by Scott Steinberg · Categories: Uncategorized



These were the best/most inspirational quotes that had the most impact on me after reading Make Change Work For You by Scott Steinberg.

Page 5, Innovation is simply, “The introduction of something new.”

Page 57, “Courage, the researchers say, is the quality that allows someone to pursue valuable goals despite risks.”

Page 96, “Never be without a plan, and never rely on it.”

Page 110, “The more you confront barriers others shy away from, the greater your odds of success. The more you push past them, the greater the rewards you’ll reap that lie beyond because they’ll be more uncommon and hold more value as a result.”

Page 111, “When you encounter failure, don’t get discouraged and don’t resign yourself to ongoing disappointment. Before there was Ford’s wildly successful Model T automobile, there were models A, N, S, and so on.”

Page 120, “Thinking outside the box is for suckers; the only boxes present are the ones you choose to put in place. All it takes to remove them is preparation, persistence, and a solid plan of attack, not to mention a healthy tolerance for taking the pain that goes along with executing it. If you should happen to encounter a legitimate barrier to success, don’t be afraid to take a deep breath, then break out a sledgehammer and start knocking down walls.”

Page 153- “The future belongs to B+ students. Tomorrow, victory doesn’t go to pedagogues or perfectionists. It goes to those who apply just enough effort to meet premium standards (a principle that economists refer to as satisficing) and devote time that would otherwise be applied toward diminishing returns (what’s the practical, real world difference between scoring an A- and a B+ again?) to more productive uses.”

Page 155-“ You don’t need an MBA. You don’t need a PhD. You need a GSD (get stuff done) degree, and all it takes to earn is a willingness to change and innovate, allowing you to readily adapt to and deal with whatever stumbling blocks life throws your way.”

Page 163, “Luck is hard work”

Page 166, “Today it is safer to take risks than it is to risk playing it safe.”

Page 172, “The single most important investment you will ever make isn’t in a stock or mutual fund-it’s in yourself.”

Page 173, “Create opportunity, don’t wait for it to come to you.”

Page 173-174, “Today’s most effective leaders are eternal students, constantly seeking to expand their knowledge base, skill sets, and support networks.”

Page 174, “Seek out tasks and problems that others avoid.”

Page 179, “Risk takers are a valuable commodity in any modern organization; they’re the men and women who aren’t afraid to question the status quo.”

Page 189, “Innovation isn’t about being more talented or high-tech, it’s about being more resourceful and creative.”

Page 192, “Failure can be seen as an investment of sorts: a fundamental process through which people and organizations learn and make more informed decisions.”

Page 241, John Holt is quoted as saying, “True leaders, in short, do not make people into followers, but into other leaders.”

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