Google’s cultural ideals include “you can be serious without a suit” and “work should be challenging and the challenge should be fun.” We really like that.
Here are some more of our role models, real giants who went far doing the right thing.
“If you don’t do it excellently, don’t do it at all. Because if it’s not excellent, it won’t be profitable or fun, and if you’re not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing here?” Robert Townsend – renaissance man
“Never ever ever give up” Winston Churchill – leader
“Begin with the end in mind” Stephen R Covey – author
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King – author
“I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.” Alan Bond – businessman
“Always do your very best, that’ll be enough. (And if something doesn’t work, switch it off at the wall and have a cup of tea.)” Jacky Longman – my mum