Whenever I meet, plan or invest money for a CEO, head of learning, or Head of HR, or CFO, they tell me 2 things:
- I wish I had met you earlier
- My employees should at least know about all this asap
Once upon a time I used to take it seriously and make follow up calls. The minute I gave up ‘selling’ I stopped following up – and expect that if people have to, they will. I have lost the ‘value’ of follow up. Simple, I no longer ‘teach’ or ‘train’ for a living. It is a passion and I enjoy it.
One prof. from IIT – Dr. Arya – called me and said “I have a bunch of smart kids …and they should know about finance”. I said fine, lets do it. Then the lecture happened. I spoke about attitude to money, how to save, how to invest, who should pay for the marriage, children, old age …..the works.
It was well received and many of the children had a lot of things to ask.
End of Story? NO. Not at all.
One week after the lecture, Dr. Arya called me..and said ‘where can I buy the book’ and I said Flipkart, Amazon…he said ‘No, I want to buy 60 copies for all my students, ….and I put him in touch with the publisher.
He bought 60 copies and gave it to all his students and some of this support staff too.
Amazing what no CEO, CFO, head HR had ever done…this prof. did it. Impressed and overwhelmed.
I think this is the difference between a professor who loves his children and ceo who ……(fill in the blanks?).
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