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Lessons from a fallen CEO and 4 more must-reads for your business

BY brett
26/11/2019

As we head into the last weeks of the year it’s time to slow down and refresh your hard-working brain. Here are a collection of great must-read business articles to give you a new perspective and start you thinking about next year.


1. Lessons from a Fallen CEO

Brett Davidson

Just before he was fired by the Uber board, Travis Kalanick was facing major personal issues. He also faced a well-documented list of issues within Uber that were under serious public scrutiny. Apparently, while at his Dad’s hospital bedside, he penned a letter to Uber employees which was never sent. It’s 2,000 words.

I focus on the first five paragraphs only because even in that short span there are five great lessons for the owners of Financial Planning businesses. Read on to find out more.

Man falling from a ladder for lessons learned fallen CEO

2. Three levels of good decision-making…

Brett Davidson

When faced with any decision there are first order issues to consider. However, great business leaders consider the second and third order issues too. And that’s the key to making better business decisions. Read on to find out why.


3. Are your customers being served right?

Brett Davidson

Customer service – we all think we’re pretty good at it. However, is yours as good as it used to be? And where does it fit if you want to stay competitive in a changing world?

Here are a few ideas on how to sustain great service.


4. The real secret to success is smaller than you think…

Brett Davidson

Everyone is looking for the big, game-changing idea. Sure, every so often, once in a generation, there’s something that changes the rules of the game.

Read on to find out the real secret to success for you and your business.


5. Mistakes are a win, win situation

Brett Davidson

When you reach the latter stages of your career you can feel like you’ve arrived. That is, finally, after all these years, you know your stuff and the business is going well.

So the idea of taking any risks with that lovely feeling seem almost ludicrous to contemplate.

I spell out the dangers of not addressing this, in this post.

Hands holding a card with 'oops' on it for mistakes

Lessons from a fallen CEO and 4 more must-reads for your business.


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ABOUT BRETT DAVIDSON

When you work with FP Advance you work with me, Brett Davidson, directly. My motto is ‘advise better, live better’ and I practice what I preach. I’m straight talking and get to the heart of an issue quickly. There’s no beating about the bush, just a focus on helping things improve. Ask my clients – what I teach works.