Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Business Historians

Historians. I'm tired of historians when it comes to business. Sure, I love to analyze and use info from the past to help predict the future. But too many business historians hurt progress because their primary purpose is to look smart, to be viewed as that unflappable, all-knowing person.

I don't need to hear "this is what happens every year at this time" or "that's just how it always goes with that client" or "we all know we can't make money doing those kinds of projects." That's baloney.

If the great leaders and thinkers were bound by history, they'd never have done the amazing things that we are in awe of. There would be no wheel, penicillin, flights to Mars, or nuclear fission. They simply didn't let "history" tie down their dreams.

History should serve us. We should make history.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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