I don’t know why writers think business people will read the same platitudes spouted over and over. Maybe it’s like sportsÂ reporters who quote athletes saying they gave 110%. Regardless, the lateÂ Mary Kay Ash, founder of Dallas-based Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc.,Â is among a posse of execs quoted in an article posted Sunday that claims to have amassed the 20 best pieces of execs’ business advice at resumebear.com. Her quote?
For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
NotÂ a bad tip, but didn’t I also read that in a fortune cookie I got from May DragonÂ once? My mostÂ dark theory about whyÂ execs only spout platitudes to journalistsÂ about their business practices: They don’t want to reveal the nuts and bolts of how they got things done, because they don’t want to show their hands (ever) to their competition.