What does Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen and corporates like e.g. Starbucks and Walt Disney have in common? They’ve all worked with the consultant Mike Slade!
Mike Slade is so filled with competence and knowledge that you would like to turn him into a computer so you would have access to it all on your PC!
Mike has not only been a consultant and coach – but he has done some really big things to impact the world himself. How about being director of corporate marketing in Microsoft’s systems software and launching Excel, Works and Office!
Some people in my surroundings ask me what the transformation of me over the year and all my enormous energy comes from? Well, it comes from learning and hanging around some of the best and smartest men and women in the world. It's wonderful to connect with all these highly driven and intelligent and competent international people. It’s amazing what you learn through their coaching and lectures.
One thing Mike said about Steve Jobs is that Steve was never comfortable enough to be leaning back in his business. There are always competitors out there waiting for you to lean back so that they can grab that opportunity to be more striving and take market shares. I have to admit that having spent most of the last year with all of these very smart and driven international people and seeing the US-business drive in this “New Economy” – coming back to Swedish business climate it sure feels like there are corporates’ managements and boards that appears to be leaning back due to Sweden having had high economy for some years now. Now, that is very dangerous since the digital business tools are erasing all borders.
If one wants to be the best – one has to learn from the best and one can never lean back.
AimHill Consulting Group