“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”- Amy Poehler
When managing capital and returns, companies borrow from banks at lower than their cost of capital and turnaround the capital to create more value. To capitalize on intellectual capital, we should be open to ideas and use others’ ideas, similar to using bank capital, to create value.
“Surround yourself with smart, dedicated people – to build something isn’t a one-man show. It’s more important to have smart people who really believe in what you’re doing than really experienced people who may not share your dream.”- Niklas Zennstrom
“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.”- Ronald Reagan
“Surround yourself with the right people, and realize your own worth. Honestly, there are enough bad people out there in the world – you don’t need to be your own worst enemy.”- Lucy Hale
“It’s very important to surround yourself with people you can learn from.”- Reba McEntire
It’s always better to surround yourself with people who can perform at a higher or better level than you and learn from their ideas. Use people around you to inspire you and keep you motivated. That’s also a better system of governance.