100 facts about life and business

The observations of a young successful businessman Alexander Zhurba. Categorically, boldly and surely worth reading. H3> On the pages of magazines you can often find quotes, facts of life and reasoning of foreign businessmen. Venture investor Alexander Zhurba, managing director and co-founder of Genezis Capital, decided to change that tradition. He formulated the 100 facts are learned in twenty-seven years, about life, business and investment. The result was a very entertaining read.

Editorial Website with great interest the observations of Alexander. With some of them it is possible to agree with some - to argue, but to ignore them just can not.






1. The life and business are made up of a large number of boring, tedious and banal things. By doing that, you get the most unexpectedly, what a shame not to give an interview.

2. People are different, but want basically the same. Maslow old man was right.

3. create real value is much heavier than their visibility. For the second you need only a good PR and a lot of imagination. With the first is usually increasingly difficult - there are numbers.

4. People are lazy. They do not want to think, to check and prepare. Unfinished, losing because of that a lot of things to do and how to - familiar than done as it should from the outset.

5. 99% of people no matter what can not. Of the remaining 99% percent of people are engaged in not what is interesting to you. On the remaining possible the coincidence of many random factors make a big deal.

6. The best way to take control of their lives - constantly ask themselves the question "Why do I need this?". First, a very painful and frightening, but then comes the order and clarity.

7. Happiness - it's not fun. Happiness - is the absence of unhappiness.

8. All not care. No one cares what you look like, what you do and your life in general worldwide. The best way to see this - to go out in socks and sandals. The world will continue to live as he lived, and instantly forget about you.

9. When you accept the fact of death and humbles him, all other problems seem to be completely irrelevant. Knowing and understanding the darkest part of society is much easier to appreciate what you have. Jobs old man was right.

10. Is it possible to live, controlling emotions and trying to make decisions wisely. There is nothing inhuman.

11. All experts - a highly educated experts "Ohm's law for subcircuit half past eight in the evening in the house Ivanov." The house Petrov in the morning - everything is different. The entire chain of all no one sees.

12. The risks of entrepreneurship overvalued. The greatest risk - in 60 years to realize that the rest of my life have to live on a pension. Who do not have.

13. Everything changes. Everything is always changing. The greatest folly - is to try to stop the change, rather than adapt to them. The greatest value in any person - the ability to change.

14. The best way of teaching - to be an assistant professional. Slightly worse - try to unsupervised knowledgeable. The theory is useful only as a hypothesis that should be tested in practice.

15. Knowledge of the few principles removes the need to know a lot of facts.

16. Truth is not. It all depends on whether you buy or sell.

17. The power is not given, it is taken.

18. Experience is more important than relationships. Communication is more important than money.

19. All the problems and opportunities of people only in their minds.

20. People change only when required by external conditions. The stronger the need to change, the more powerful and should be insurmountable conditions. The best way to change - put yourself in conditions where it is impossible not to do this.

21. The best way to spend your life - set yourself a big, almost unattainable goal and go for it all my life. And all the rest will come by itself.

22. Profanity, shorts or a lack of a diploma does not interfere with doing a great job.

23. In life there the hard way and a wrong way.

24. Long-term success does not happen fast. Either way, or so, but not together. Business - it's a marathon.

25. Instincts can not be ignored, because they need to draw strength.

26. It is better to do and regret than not to do and regret.

27. Money needed so much to think about them.

28. Telephone, clothing and the car did not talk about human security - this can really say is a statement of the account and the balance sheet. Zero counts better debt.

29. predict how people will behave in an emergency situation, it is impossible. Distance from the visible welfare of everyday life to the extreme is very small. The only thing that bothers people in extreme situations - personal survival and well-being.

30. The negative image of better obscurity.

31. The difference between the senseless obstinacy and stubbornness prophetic only available results in the second case. But usually people just give up, not even begun.

32. For any fantastic success of 25-year-old Zuckerberg is worth five or six 50-year-old men in suits and sunglasses.

33. The words almost nothing. It is only important things.

34. The best way to save money when buying goods - do not buy a product at all. The real need of the people in the things and services greatly overstated.

35. Experience is not measured in years but in the events.

36. The best way to earn a lot of good contacts - to be helpful.

37. If you need a vacation from work, it's not a job that you really want to do.

38. If you're the smartest person in the room, then you are not in the room where they should be.

39. In the long run, to be honest profitable. Keep away from the youth should be honored.

40. With the growing complexity of tasks should increase the amount of rest. The number of tasks during the day should be to strive for unity.

41. frigid women does not happen - there are men who are trying enough. Most women suffer from complexes and dramatically nedotrahany.

42. Loneliness terrible only for those who does not know himself.

43. People do not return the debt. You can not borrow more than willing to give this man.

44. People who are constantly evolving and growing, there is no mid-life crisis. They only have a constant daily life crisis.

45. If desired, hit the stick puppy we must remember that it can be: a) to remember it; b) grow into a big strong dog with sharp teeth and a good response.

46. ​​If you change the prospects for freedom and sausage one day there will be no freedom, no prospects, no sausage.

47. It makes no sense to forgive anyone. It is much easier not to take offense at all. Nobody is obliged to conform to someone else's expectations.

48. Success - failure is not an option. Success is something that comes after a series of setbacks.

49. Miracles happen, but only with other people. His miracles must be carefully prepared in advance.

50. My rights end where another person's rights begin. It is better to have one equal partner than many slaves or masters.

51. At any time, you can look back on 10 years ago and say, "then there was a lot of opportunities, not like that now." In any country, there are millionaires and billionaires. Perhaps there is always and everywhere.

52. If God exists, then all our attempts to understand and describe his attempts to fish equivalent figure who, how and why to change the water in the aquarium. All religion - psychotherapeutic practice, the existing leaders, and for the enrichment of daily tranquility adepts.

53. Control of anything was in most cases an illusion. Before you learn to control the other, we must learn to govern themselves.

54. There is no point to meet the expectations of other people in order to get their help in a difficult situation in life: most people (including, typically, and relatives) have neither the resources nor the experience, nor the desire to help you. The best way to see this - to try to collect money for the alleged operation of a deadly disease. Hope can only assume.

55. Entrepreneurs are not born, they become.

56. The best gift parents to their children - on their own to provide for their old age and not to interfere with their children provide.

57. More money than the people who are able to manage them effectively.

58. If the person is over 3 times a week did not return calls during working hours for any reason, or does not respond to e-mail in less than 24 hours on common issues of affairs can not be with him.

59. If the project is at an early stage attracts consultant to attract investment, the investment project did not attract.

60. To get something big, you should be able to share.

61. People think that good formal education - the key to success. Although in reality the key is understanding the facts like this.

62. The usefulness of the service or product depends on the amount of money spent only up to a certain amount.

63. You can not teach, you can only learn. You can not motivate, can only be motivated.

64. Princes usually marry princesses. You can not sell a man better himself - can only make you want to buy.

65. Any habit is developed in 90 days. Any business can normally master for 10,000 hours.

66. The world is fair. Every investigation has a reason. Everyone gets exactly for what has created the conditions.

67. The difference between people who are in the business seriously and make-believe: when it is pi * dec, the latter are human rights activists, journalists or politicians. A first continue to do something that aspired.

68. To attain enlightenment and inner peace as a monk in the Himalayas, it is easy. It does the same thing, to build a business in the city - the one more task.

69. It makes it difficult and expensive - easily. Make it simple and reasonable - much more difficult.

70. Pensions will not. The guarantee does not exist.

71. In order to change takes time. For big changes take a long time.

72. The volume of knowledge that is needed to achieve a certain goal, it is specific and limited. The knowledge of cooking is highly unlikely to help if you want to fly to Mars, and experience in wine tasting - to create a cure for cancer. Most of what people consider necessary set of knowledge of modern man - or a show-off, or trying to have fun, because do real things hard and unpleasant.

73. The best way to make a woman drew attention to you - pay attention to it.

74. Louder just that everything is bad, cry, those who do well can not. They do not even realize how difficult it is to do the most "good».

75. The level of development of a society is determined by the level at which in this country can give a bribe. In underdeveloped countries, it can be done anywhere. In the advanced - only at the level of the supreme power. It's called lobbying.

76. If investors do not give money, or customers do not buy the reasons for this may be only three:

1. You shitty prodaёsh;

2. you sell crap;

3. you sell to the wrong people.

77. Ideal and systems of things do not happen. Well, where we do not. Any thing, event, company, people look great until you start to dive into the details.

78. The ability to break the rules comes just behind the willingness to accept all the consequences of violations.

79. An indication of the situation prepared is that the desired result is achieved without effort. They are applied only in the preparation, and the result is "by itself».

80. Do not look for where there is what you want to find.

81. People want to believe that someone knows exactly how to live, achieve goals and not make mistakes. Such people are not active. There are only those who pretend that they are, and know how to work creatively with the facts. No one makes more mistakes and no doubt more than people beyond their knowledge to achieve their goals.

82. For any great achievement is self-denial.

83. The world is ruled by introverts, extroverts who can pretend to be.

84. 99% of what we use, created by other people.

85. The requirement to make the country's democracy, capitalism, and in general whatever system - this is usually a desire quiet and full life, not that of the system. For any action people have two reasons: the beautiful and true.

86. Optimally not save for a rainy day, and in the black a year or a decade.

87. Plant any relationship makes sense if they can be better than without them.

88. The authorities are there for those who are unable to think for myself.

89. No need to go with the flow, do not swim against the current. We must go back to where you want to go.

90. It makes sense to take care of the interests of the three groups of people: about himself personally, on the immediate environment and to humanity as a whole. All intermediate groups are simply meaningless. This is called a wise selfishness.

91. It is necessary to engage in sports, eat right and keep all his carcass in tone. The other will not. It is best to find time for it than for treatment.

92. Properly configured infrastructure saves a lot of time and money. All that can be transferred to outsourcing, automated, or canceled altogether, should be transferred to outsourcing, automated or canceled.

93. The best way to believe in themselves - to succeed through hard work after the fall. This can not be forgotten. And it works almost always.

94. To say that the purpose of business is money - how to say that the purpose of human life - breathing. It is not the purpose of this characteristic is essential for survival

95. People today are too soft on major issues and too hard - at unimportant.

96. Humanity has not changed. Classic books on philosophy, psychology and sociology are still relevant.

97. By the choice of the wife must be treated responsibly. It is better to overdo it than nedostaratsya. Greed - the best remedy for inappropriate women.

98. The unique situation almost never happens. Millions of people every day get the same experience that millions of people to them. If it seems that the situation is unique, so just bad looking counterparts.

99. Being poor - is impractical, unsafe and ashamed.

100. If you eat fewer calories than you spend quite a long time, it will inevitably grow thin. And do not talk about metabolism, hormones and heavy bone - in concentration camps was not thick.

On this, perhaps, to finish. Sapienti sat.



Alexander Zhurba





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