#157 - Benton's Thoughts on Flywheels in Business & Life

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Flywheels in Business, Life, and Beyond

This week, Benton discussed his views on how feedback loops and flywheels permeate everything in life from business relationships to interpersonal relationships to spirituality.


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FRAMEWORK


Sam Zell’s contrarian nature and emphasis on discerning reality are legendary in nature. His 7 rules for success are not to be taken lightly:


1. Be ready to pivot.


2. Keep it simple.


3. Be the lead dog.


4. Do the right thing.


5. Shem Tov - Maintain your good name.


6. Prize loyalty.


7. Obey the eleventh commandment - Don't take yourself seriously.


LINKS


The economics of customer lifetime value (Michael J. Mauboussin)


Money aggregates, debt, pent-up demand, and inflation: evidence from WWII (Atlanta Fed)


Chaordic age organizations (Dee Hock)


Fierce Nerds (Paul Graham)