6 thoughts on “Obliquity

  1. Martin

    Johnny, your thinking’s spot-on.

    The point I was trying to bring across is exactly that: I’m (at least secretly!) hoping that by focusing on doing things right, and on loving this way of doing things, the profits will follow. It’s about underlying value, something which I believe can only be created through passion.

    Maybe it’s a naive attitude to have, but at 26, I have that luxury – over time it’s going to be pretty interesting seeing how this philosophy plays off against the purely-profit-driven one.

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  2. pc4media

    Understanding People’s Motivations is the Path to Finding Profit

    Johnnie Moore has a great post on what drives entrepreneurs: the pursuit of understanding vs the pursuit of profit.

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  3. Rich...!

    Both you and Martin are right in challenging me on the profit uber alles thing. That’s not the case though, I’m not a single-minded number whore, but the numbers are important to me. I love my company, I love that staff members past and present meet at the pub downstairs for a drink every week, I love the fun our clients have when they visit, I love that clients can’t leave the office without spreading the word. However, none of this would be quite so nice if I was loosing money. I still remember borrowing money from my mother-in-law to pay for my honeymoon. That kind of thing gives you perspective.

    The company style hasn’t changed, I just keep the endgame in mind now, that’s all..!

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