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Instant MBA by Nicholas Bate

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48. Inspiration

Occasionally, just occasionally, the world of work will get you down. This will get you inspired again—great thinking from the world’s greatest thinkers: all in one place.

And there’s a plus: wisdom in a nutshell for your business.

Sometimes, just sometimes, it can all get too much. Too many business models, too many ways of differentiation, of adding value. Another strategic thinker, another business model. We can begin to lose the wood for the trees. Well, not on this MBA course! Read and re-read the thoughts of the following well-known people: firstly, they inspire; secondly, they encapsulate great wisdom and, thirdly, they do both of those quickly.

Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today. James Dean ...

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