Pankaj "Rony" Srivastava
How-to’s are great for building bookshelves. But when it comes to building an enterprise, growing revenue, seeing untapped opportunity in businesses, or taking an idea from a napkin doodle to a living, breathing, profit-generating machine, learning from one’s experiences matter most.
Over the last 20 years, I’ve had a lot of unforgettable experiences — ones that have shaped my career, beliefs, and approach to both leading and achieving. Experiences that haven’t just helped me transform businesses, but, more importantly, experiences that have changed me and the people around me in meaningful, tangible ways. When we learn from our failures and successes alike, we help our companies become that much better.
A learning experience travels with us wherever we go, helping us become wiser and teams we work with, smarter. Because people matter most, a learning organization is what scales companies.
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The first things about lessons is that they need to drive action. It’s not a lesson if it does not lead to action. Action is what makes things stick. When we go through work and life, we need to become aware of our actions and what led to those. The intersection between our action and the force that drove it lies the “practical lesson”. If we hone in our ability to recognize these intersections, we will develop an internal “knowledge-hub”, a treasure trove of lessons that becomes the core of our instincts that can be easily summoned when we need it.