Use What You Have to Get What You Want: 100 Basic Ideas That Mean Business by Jack Nadel is the kind of book that anyone could write. But they could not write it exactly the way Jack Nadel did because the experiences would be very different. This book is based on the unique knowledge, experiences and encounters that Nadel had.
Use What You Have to Get What You Want is an easy read that can be completed in under an hour. What I liked about the book is that most of the time when Nadel shares his ideas he includes an example of the way that the idea played out in his business life, so he brings it to life for you. He also chose the 100 ideas from various aspects of his life: Legal, financial, negotiation, business partnerships, sales, you name it.
His 100 ideas are not earth shattering, and many of them you know already, but we all need reminders in life because we forget stuff. The best way to read Use What You Have to Get What You Want: 100 Basic Ideas That Mean Business is to read it through entirely in one sitting, marking the ideas that resonate with you, then at a later date, take time to digest the ones you liked one at a time.
Here are some of the basic ideas that resonated with me and I am sure your list would be different.
- Don’t fall in love with your idea.
- When looking for advice, talk to someone who’s done it successfully.
- A great product is one that sells.
- If you can’t explain your product or service in 30 seconds, you probably can’t sell it.
- Your business should be market driven – not product driven.
- A good deal is only good if it is good for everybody.
- Confront problems squarely. They won’t go away.
- Never issue ultimatums.
- Trust your gut.
- All business is personal
- If I give you a dollar, and you give me a dollar, we both have a dollar. If I give you an idea, and you give me an idea, we both have two ideas.
- Silence is golden. Listen, learn and prosper.
- Pass on your secrets to the next generation
I recommend Use What You Have to Get What You Want: 100 Basic Ideas That Mean Business to act as a reminder to you. We all have very unique experiences that we can use to our advantage to get what we want. How can you use this information? What do you have to add to the conversation? Let’s keep the conversation flowing, please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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