first, get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus
Then figure out where the bus is going
the right people do not need to be tighly managed
Hired the best people whenever and wherever without a specific job
"if I'm not smart enough to see the changes that are coming, they will."
Not a "Genius With a Thousand Helpers"
It's who you pay, not how you pay them
purpose is not to motivate the wrong people, but to get and keep the right people
The right people will do the right thing regardless of incentives
Rigorous, not ruthless
Good to great companies have rigorous cultures
in a rigorous culture, the best employees do not need to worry about their jobs
How to Be Rigorous
Practical Discipline #1: When in doubt, don't hire
Practical discipline #2: when you know you need to make a people change, act
Practical Discipline #3: Put your best people on your biggest opportunities, not your biggest problems