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September 10, 2009

News & Opinion: Awesomely Simple Interview with John Spence (800-CEO-READ Podcast)

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:41 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


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:
  1. Vivid Vision
  2. Best People
  3. Robust Communication
  4. Sense of Urgency
  5. Disciplined Execution
  6. 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.
[podcast]http://media.800ceoread.com/view/9780470494516/audio/Awesomely_Simple_Interview_with_John_Spence.mp3[/podcast]