Remember how big that number is because it is very important. Some gaps were readily solvable, where others are a work in progress. You most likely already have all the skills you require. Berkshire Hathaway is acknowledged as a great company.
Speaking to large groups involves learned techniques and practice, practice, practice. If you haven’t stepped to the podium, you can. If you have been a featured speaker, you can get better.
He then told them specifically what he wanted them to market to their target customers. He gave them specific goals. These were to preach, heal the sick, raise the dead and cast out demons. They must focus all their attention on only these core goals.
Even when you personally have to attend a meeting there are things you can do to rescue your time. For example, if you’re fairly senior you could offer to compile the agenda and even chair the meeting. If this will save a few hours, why not? You could participate effectively by talking only when you can contribute to the objective, by politely asking people to get to the point, by intervening when people are arguing pointlessly or by asking if people are ready to make a decision.
There is a widespread misunderstanding that you need some kind of inside connection in order to break into the cruise ship industry. This is categorically false! All it takes is getting your resume in front of the right eyeballs, landing the interview, and being well prepared for the interview by having studied and learned a few things about the hospitality industry – which is what cruise ships are.
Greg Lake, who had formed King Crimson and keyboard wizard Keith Emerson, who was still riding high in the UK’s Top 10 with The Nice, held a series of auditions, even auditioning the late Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell.
It may be difficult for you to see what your dentist sees when looking at an x-ray. Don’t let that bother you. Remember that your dentist went to dental school to learn how to interpret these x-rays. And also remember, it is the interpretation of the x-ray that you are paying for, not just the x-ray itself. That’s why you want a dentist’s opinion of a problem (that’s why you seek care from car mechanics, electricians, plumbers, doctors, accountants, and the list goes on and on). Fortunately you do not need to be an expert in every field, you just need to know someone who is.
The truth is that most successful people are permanent learners. They always want to learn new things that will give them new ideas as well as new insights into how things are done.
You must have all these weapons in place. If you do not, another company will sue you and take all you have. The Tax authority can ruin you if you do not have the best accountants and auditors. When you lack a public relations team, an innocuous sounding rumor will destroy your company. So, you must have all these weapons in place and they will ensure your greatness.