A few years ago, after almost completely losing my business, I decided to go back to school for my MBA. I wanted to see what tricks of the trade I still needed to create the success that I so desired. The problem is that after going through the intensive program, I did not find the solutions to my problems. In fact, most of what was being taught was exactly what had almost killed my business. What I found was a system that rewarded theory over application, research over practice, and complication over common sense.
I see things differently. After years of studying and practicing business, I have begun to realize that success comes from peeling away the complicated structures, ego-driven, “I’m an expert” mentality, and sophisticated expectations of how we think things ought to be. Success comes by finding the easiest and most efficient means of accomplishing a task or goal.