How do you know when you’ve found it? A CEO and author’s response

I had the opportunity today to speak with a pretty smart guy. He’s an author and a CEO of a growing company doing some exciting stuff.

So I asked him, “What drives you? And how did you know when you found it?”

He responded by saying that you don’t know. You just start doing stuff and testing things out. It’s like being in a pinball machine and trying to guide things in a certain direction, hitting the flippers when you can, but a lot of it just kind of happens.

Personally, I felt relieved to hear that. Glad to know there’s no secret sauce–just a willingness to pedal.

Then he told me to read Johnny Bunko, a book written for people asking that question. So, I think I’ll do that. If you’re asking that question, you might consider it as well.

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2 responses to “How do you know when you’ve found it? A CEO and author’s response

  1. Hope you enjoy The Adventures of Johnny Bunko. While you’re at it, check out our cool contest: http://vimeo.com/1722968

    All best,
    Dan Pink

  2. Hey thanks Dan. Somehow, I had a feeling that if I talked about this you might stop by. And thanks for the heads-up on the contest, good stuff.

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