About David Bonifacio

Entrepreneur, social worker, writer, artist, manimal, and value hunter.

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  • David shared from Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant Ph.D.
    The takers blamed their partners for failures and claimed credit for successes. The givers shouldered the blame for failures and gave their partners more credit for successes. This is George Meyer’s modus operandi: he’s incredibly tough on himself when things go badly, but quick to congratulate others when things go well.
    Note: Great book. Perfect book to start the year with a focus on giving not taking, serving not lording over. #db #reading
  • David shared from Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant Ph.D.
    Geniuses tend to be takers: to promote their own interests, they “drain intelligence, energy, and capability” from others. Genius makers tend to be givers: they use their “intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities” of other people, Wiseman writes, such that “lightbulbs go off over people’s heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved.”
    Note: Reminded me of @nixnolledo - genius maker. #db#reading
  • David shared from Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant Ph.D.
    According to conventional wisdom, highly successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. If we want to succeed, we need a combination of hard work, talent, and luck. The story of Danny Shader and David Hornik highlights a fourth ingredient, one that’s critical but often neglected: success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?
    Note: Motivation, ability, opportunity #db #reading
  • David shared from Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, + Website by Matt Blumberg
    Customers don’t give you a lot of credit for trying hard if you’re not effectively delivering a product or solving problems, and investors ultimately demand results.
    Note: It's about results not just effort. #db #business
  • David shared from Writing That Works, 3e: How to Communicate Effectively in Business by Kenneth Roman, Joel Raphaelson
    “It is an immutable law of business,” said the former head of ITT, Harold Geneen, “that words are words, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.”
    Note: In business, only performance is reality. #db #reading
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