Business Strategies via watching movies…
Does it get any better than this?
What can the movie, “JOBS” (2013) teach us about the
business strategies: pondering, credibility, & relentlessness?
I want to start by saying the only Apple product I have in my possession is an I-Pod, which was a gift to me. This doesn’t imply that I am pro- or anti- Apple. This post isn’t an endorsement of any sort. I ask that you understand this as I share the following…
Steve Jobs was a genius. In many ways similar to Albert Einstein, who initially wasn’t even considered a valid physicist when he graduated from college! The movie “Jobs” was loaded with business strategies for us to observe and apply, if suitable. In fact, some of the business strategies are so eloquent, they may not even appear as such! Ashton Kutcher, who played Jobs was superb! The only “complaint”: I wish there would have been another couple hours to reveal the next steps in Jobs journey!
BUSINESS STRATEGY #1: PONDERING
Make time to explore new possibilities
Initially, Jobs was considered a dreamer of things which couldn’t be realized. Yet he continued to pursue what he knew was possible. Imagine if you could for a moment, we would still be looking at only black background on our monitors (a big heavy box) with green dot-matrix shaped letters. Images on a computer wouldn’t exist. Most likely social media wouldn’t exist as we know it. Jobs took the time to ponder new possibilities. He even created new business strategies in the industry. How? He made time to keep discovering the new possibilities of his brainchild.
Strategy #1 Pondering: Do you take/make time to ponder new frontiers or new possibilities? Do you consistently make time to ponder? I truly believe the activity of pondering is under-rated! Einstein, Jobs, and even Ben Franklin have been noted for their pondering activities. We may or may not discover something so progressive as they did; however, our pondering can guide us to solving some clients concerns or even your own business’s concerns.
BUSINESS STRATEGY #2: CREDIBILITY
Knowing your topic
Often, it is noted that Jobs “screwed around” and was a college drop out. In most of society’s eyes, he was nothing more than a wash out in his early days. This is why he aligned himself with others, who had the passion and wisdom of technology and finance. He strengthened his cutting-edge visions with credibility, which ultimately lead to him creating a platform to build upon (pun wasn’t intended; yet appropriate). One of his greatest business strategies to assure his vision was building his credibility through already credible alliances.
Strategy #2 Credibility: Who knows more than you about your topic? Who knows other things about your topic to help you become more comprehensive? Who believes in your concepts as much as you do? You don’t have to be the world’s leading expert of your topic. Knowing who is and what they are saying is beneficial. With very few exceptions, there are no true competitors because we infuse our own unique twist into our offerings. Automobile makers utilize this as one of their business strategies – how many different versions of the same model are available to us? See what others are doing. Learn from them. Reach out and converse with them. Observe and integrate the best of what others are offering into your offerings – with your flair. (NOTE: I am not suggesting you steal or copy others’ creations; rather, suggesting you constantly research your field to be well-versed and provide awesome offerings.)
BUSINESS STRATEGY #3: RELENTLESSNESS
Keep Believing and Progressing
Even when ousted from his own company, Jobs kept believing in his vision. Remarkably, he didn’t throw in the towel! He went back to his drawing board. He kept pondering until he was able to envision something even grander and other complimentary products.
Strategy #3 Initiative: Do you know what other aspects you could be infusing into your your current offerings? Do you know what other aspects could complement your current offerings? Don’t give up just because it isn’t out there already or someone else is already doing something similar. Put your unique signature on your offerings and introduce them into your marketplace.
Take a moment to stifle this coach’s curiosity… Please share which business strategies offer you the greatest impact right now? Take a moment to answer in the comment section. Let’s see how we can serve each other with authentic sharings 🙂
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