Chapter 3Setting the Goal

‘People usually overestimate what can be done in a day and underestimate what can be done in a lifetime.’

– Bill Gates, American business magnate, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Uber investor Chris Sacca published a great story on the website Medium about his friend and colleague, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. It's one that always springs to mind whenever I talk about setting goals and the importance of focusing obsessively on smashing them. According to Sacca, when Uber was still in its infancy, Kalanick stayed with him and his family over the holidays. One morning, as the family were hanging out, Sacca's dad decided to break out the Nintendo Wii for a game of virtual tennis and challenged Kalanick to join him. Kalanick, ...

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