25 Lessons Learned – Lesson 13

25 Lessons Learned

Dec 27
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Be a “Wall-Pusher”


A: Hello, this is Angelina Neglia and I’m here with Scott MacDonald, author of Saving Investa, How an Ex-Factory Worker Helped Save an Iconic Australian Company. In the Book, Scott shares 25 lessons learned over his long and impressive career.

Lesson thirteen is: Be a “Wall-Pusher”. Scott, I have no idea what you’re talking about. Please elaborate.

S: As a young man, I once asked a guy from Oklahoma what he did. He said, “I’m a wall-pusher,” and I said, “So what’s a wall-pusher?” And he said, “Whenever you try to make progress, there are walls, or obstacles, in the way, and you need to push them out of the way. You’ll find out when you go to attempt to do this, there’s someone always on the other side pushing back. So you have to be persistent. You have to keep pushing, and eventually, the SOB on the other side of the wall will get tired and go away. You’ll push that one out of the way and hit the next one.”

So that’s what I am. I’m a wall-pusher. I get things done. So, my advice is “Be a ‘Wall-Pusher’.”

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