September 10, 2009
News & Opinion: Awesomely Simple Interview with John Spence (800-CEO-READ Podcast)
I recently talked with John Spence, the author of Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies For Turning Ideas Into Action.
John believes if you concentrate on a small set of simple things and get those right that you'll have more time for the complicated tasks. His six simple principles for success are:
- Vivid Vision
- Best People
- Robust Communication
- Sense of Urgency
- Disciplined Execution
- Extreme Customer Focus
We talk about how John reads more business books than I do, how mantras can make great mission statements, and what the next thing you do is after you read the book.
The interview lasts 38 minutes.