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“Say No to 1,000 Things”


Here’s a powerful thought from Steve Jobs. (I know. We all might be on ‘Steve Job’s overload’ after the thousands of articles [eulogies?] after his death. However, he probably deserves all of the print.)

Carmine Gallo has written one of my favorite books called The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs and just came out with a new book called The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success.

In Think Like Steve Jobs Did in Success Magazine, Gallo shares the idea of Saying no to 1,000 things.” He mentions that in 1997 when Jobs returned to Apple, he said, “You have to put your A-Team on every product. You can’t put your A-Team on every product when you have 300 products!!!” Within the next two years, Jobs streamlined that to 10 products!

Gallo quotes Jobs as saying “INNOVATION IS SAYING NO TO 1,000 THINGS… SO YOU CAN REALLY FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS.”

What are the 1,000 things, or 100 things, that you need to say ‘NO’ to???