The Winning Formula


Just finished David Coulthard book, The Winning Formula.  Many of us have heard for year that sport has a lot to teach business.  David’s book falls into this category of learning 🙂  Here are a few examples:

  • Page 66, totally commit, indispensable
  • Page 102, get the best from a group of people
  • Page 104, team strategy
  • Page 117, “A common problem I see with high-level business people is a failure to respect everyone in their business – not just other executives or managers but right down to the receptionist worker or the cleaner”
  • Page 120, never forget the important of engaging with people
  • Page 122, Anti-pattern – spending too much time writing reports and analysing past failures
  • Page 127, culture that respects the chain of command
  • Page 153, sounds like a retrospective to me 🙂  Or maybe its an SRE post-mortem?
  • Page 168, explains the sports jacket 🙂
  • Page 197, quoting Bill Gates, “Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”
  • Page 215, create the right atmosphere – encourage innovation and a culture of creativity

~ by mdavey on October 11, 2018.

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