Monday Morning Latte — The Combined Effect is Greater

July 1, 2012

Monday Morning Latte,Synergy,Steve Jobs,Teamwork,Building Success in Business,ListeningSynergy Defined

|sinərjē| (also synergism |-jizəm|) noun

the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects: the synergy between artist and record company.

the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects: the synergy between artist and record company.

Success Requires People

Anyone who has ever completed a successful project knows one thing—it took the efforts of lots of people to get them where they are. Look at your computer, look at your office building, look at your car—it took people to design, build and deliver these things.

The Role of Mentors

Take starting a business. To do the job right, requires precise steps—attorney meetings, filling out paperwork, and filing with the state, and city for licenses. After that, businesses need bank accounts, websites, business cards, and marketing strategies to run. None of us are born knowing this stuff, whether we rely on the advice of knowledgeable people or read handbooks, the fact of the matter is, somebody blazed a trail before us.Monday Morning Latte,Synergy,Steve Jobs,Teamwork,Building Success in Business,Listening

The Big Picture

A friend of mine remarked recently that we are standing on tall shoulders. We should look back in thanks for what our parents, teachers, and mentors have done to help us get where we are today. We should also be quick to thank the people who add value to our life every day.

Tried and True

Steve Jobs is credited for this quote:

“My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other’s negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people.”

1 + 1 = 3 photo courtesy of Dewey B. Strategic.

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