I’m relatively new to Jordan B. Peterson’s work. His lectures are captivating and his communication style is something to observe from leadership perspective. Here’s a good way to spend about an hour and twenty minutes of your life during the weekend:
At Y Combinator‘s Tuesday dinner event last Tuesday (2/23/2016), Michael Moritz came for a talk. It was deeply inspiring to see him in person, but it was even more energizing to see him still so ‘obsessed’ about his work at Sequoia Capital.
Here’s a brief excerpt from his talk:
That’s what, at Sequoia, we’ve always been focused on: How do we maintain a consistent level of exceptional performance? Most entities, most organizations are capable of doing it through a year, or five years, maybe ten years. Very few are able to do it over multiple decades. And I’m not saying that we’re exemplary, but we’ve worked really, really hard on trying to perform at an extremely high level.
How have we done it? It all sounds very, very mundane. You can read a book about the principles of high performance, or great leadership, and it’ll all sound very straightforward and rudimentary. The difficulty is doing it every day, doing it every week, month, quarter, year, and keeping that beat up.
Which is part of the reason we don’t have all sorts of lucite blocks commemorating this or that anniversary of some company hanging around the office at Sequoia: Because all of that is yesterday, and it’s irrelevant to the future.
Read (or listen to) the rest of the conversation here at The Macro.
John S. Kim CEO of SendBird (Y Combinator W16, Techstars London S14). CEO of Paprika Lab (acq. by GREE). Love problem solving and tech. Ex-No.1 FPS pro-gamer.
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