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Jimmy V – Ordinary People do Extraordinary things

Just keep going! You’re always going to run into obstacles and adversity, but if you stop moving, you’ve essentially given up. Jimmy Valvano (Jimmy V) was the coach of the NC State NCAA basketball team who beat Houston in 1983 to win the National Championship. To call them underdogs is an understatement. They had to win the ACC tournament just to qualify for the NCAA tourney, which was a huge undertaking in itself. Some argue it was the best ending to an NCAA Championship in the 20th Century. Listen to what he says about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. #nevergiveup

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My Parsifal Moment

Parsifal is a mythical figure who is associated with the legend of King Arthur.  He was a knight who embarked on a sacred quest for the Holy Grail. When I was getting my MBA, I wrote a paper about what our Parsifal Moment was – the moment when we uncovered what our true passion in life was.

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Seize the day

Why do you think some people achieve great success while others don’t?  Talent,  Luck, Intelligence, Physical attributes? According to Malcom Gladwell, it’s everything, but one element stands out than others.

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You don’t need to know everything

I love Jack Ma.  Love how he’s overcome failure to gain great success. He wasn’t a coder and he launched and executed a hugely successful internet company.  He wasn’t even that strong in finance.  Billionaire. So what do you need to know to launch a successful business?

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