What I’ve Learned: Bill BrownPosted 8/22/2014
Founder and Chairman, Bill Brown Sales & A.L.P. Lighting Components
The average person can’t work for me. By definition, I require above-average people because you need above average people to have an above-average company.
People around me are always asking me why I haven’t retired by now. I’m really working because I don’t have any retirement skills.
I don’t resist change; I encourage it.
Treat others the way you’d like to be treated. It’s the Golden Rule.
I had one competitor tell me that because I work harder than other people, I’m an unfair competitor.
My father always said that if you want to succeed faster than the other fella, you have to out-produce him.
I’m not an 8 hour a day guy. I don’t punch the clock, I stay at work until I feel I’ve gotten the job done as best I could. I then start over again the next day.
My dad had a tavern; he worked 7 days a week. Sunday was his short day—he worked from 12 noon to 9 p.m. at night. I feel if I work 6 days a week, I’ve got an advantage compared to him.
Take nothing for granted.
The only way I can help people is to help people improve their standard of life; when I help them, it helps me improve my standard of life.