Time Really is Money
Time Really is Money
THE SECRET TO CREATING WEALTH
Time Really is Money is NOT another boring business book!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
This is an amazing book and concept. Most other value creation methodologies are generic and based purely on theoretical concepts. Rob’s view is actionable and focuses on maximizing on the scarcest of resources; time!
Well thought out, well presented and worth the price of admission.
Excellent book for those business people interested in better than just earning a living but creating a focus on the factors that truly drive and deliver value. Rob delivers another exceptionally well thought out book.
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Thoughts on Creating Value
How can morons cost you $50k per hour? My hourly rate is $50k, so if I spend a business hour with a moron, they have cost me $50k. I hear you: why would I ever spend time with a moron?
I’ve been asking myself this same question for years. For the most part, I have isolated myself from morons, but there’s still the occasional business academic, appraiser, or exit planner who slips through the time blockade. More often than not, people in these groups add zero value in the real world. They’ve never personally created value in a business, so they have no way of recognizing it. And there’s no use trying to educate them, as they are completely incapable of adding value any way.
In all fairness, I need to differentiate between morons and those who may add some value, but who are caught in the Matrix. Here I’m talking about most professionals: lawyers, CPAs, and planners. Most people in these groups are not concerned with adding enough value to even pay for themselves. They matter-of-factly promote their services as an expense, without any concern for the user.
Here is our example. I recently called my long-time corporate lawyer and told him that I was about to need audit help in selecting jurisdiction and legal frameworks for two new businesses I was creating. Before I could even frame the issues, my lawyer stopped me and said he had been promoted to run his large firm, and that “they” (whoever they are) would not let him work for less than $1,000 per hour.
His presumption was that I couldn’t afford his $1,000 per hour legal services, and that he would need to hand me off to a “cheaper” lawyer in his firm. What a dilemma!
I then told him that my hourly rate was $50,000, and that I was asking him to provide $25,000 per hour solutions, of which I would pay him $1,000 per hour. He was stunned, because in his 30 years of practicing the law, he had always promoted his services as an expense. Therefore, it was entirely up to his clients to use him in a way that created value.
Here’s my question to you: are you a business moron, a Matrix expense, or a value creator?
Of course, your answer determines whether Time Really Is Money the book for you.
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