49 – Rules

We follow many rules as a matter of course. Others we question, and some we might break without thinking. Why are rules needed? How important are they to society and your business? James and Ezra explore all these in this week’s ThinkActGet.


Keeping the public in line

This week in the podcast:

00:51 – Ezra’s New York living situation
02:35 – Today’s discussion: Rules
03:54 – How rules structure society
04:41 – Follow the train track or set a new path?
06:01 – Your business as a society
07:15 – Why we need rules
07:47 – How rules affect business productivity
08:41 – Rewarding the desired results
09:51 – Intrinsic right vs. the social contract
11:37 – When you disagree with rules
12:50 – How do you feel about existing rules?
13:18 – A radical rule in SuperFastBusiness
16:56 – Why is the “Dirt” thread so hot?
18:24 – The consequences of breaking rules
19:18 – Setting rules for one’s self
20:52 – When should the rules change?
24:14 – Rules that James hated
26:58 – A lesson from Ezra’s Playstation tactic
28:56 – Can you keep a secret?
30:12 – Stop the talkfest
33:47 – Think about the rules long term
35:06 – The automation rules James and Ezra use
37:48 – James’ 3 golden rules
40:38 – Unspoken social contact rules
45:36 – News and updates: Check out the new SuperFastBusiness.com
46:08 – Ezra’s new membership: The Community
47:27 – Think About It quotes



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Align the rules according to the results you want. [Click To Tweet]


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