A: 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.
Today, lesson twenty-five is: Learn something new every day.
Scott, are you still learning new things every day?
S: Yes, Angie, and it’s really important to make sure that you do learn things every day. You keep your knowledge up to speed. The experience that you have, especially after a long career, is very helpful, but the tools that were available to you at a point in time, they have all changed. The ways, the data that’s available, the ways that things are analyzed may be different, and unless you’re constantly learning, improving, and expanding your knowledge set, you’re going to get left behind.
I think that one of the phrases that I like is, “If you become satisfied with what you know, it’s time to move on. It’s time to leave the game.”
A: Well, I hope you’ve all learned something new today and will check out Scott’s new book, Saving Investa.
Check out all “25 Lessons Learned”.