I was at the Catalyst 2008 conference at the end of last week. The speakers included some top-notch business thinkers, including Jim Collins, Seth Godin, and Tim Sanders. Andy Stanley gave a very useful talk based around five really intriguing quotes. Here are a few of them:
“What do I believe is impossible to do in my field…but if it could be done would fundamentally change my business?”
“If we got kicked out and the board brought in a new CEO, what would he do? Why shouldn’t we walk out the door, come back in, and do it ourselves?”
“When your memories exceed your dreams, the end is near.”
Here’s what I like about these quotes: They focus not only on doing existing things better, but on doing new things altogether. We need more people thinking along these lines.