How are your analysing opportunities?
Do you invest your time to proper analyze them? You have a mechanism of doing it? Is it working well or you should change it?
I am asking you all of these because most of us have lots of opportunities and we don't know how to handle them. We probably lose many of them and we don't even know that. Why that happens? Probably we don't see them as opportunities or we are too deep involved in our business and we forget to think outside of the box.
Here is a story about Brian Acton, one of the WhatsApp co-founders.
Have you seen this picture?
I saw it on Instagram and I saved on my iPhone to show it to you and have this discussion.
The story is totally true, I personally check it.
in 2009, at age 37, Brian Acton was rejected by Facebook when he applied for a job in 2009. They considered him not the right employee for Facebook.
But do you know who Brian Acton was back then?
Here is a short CV of him, with information from Wikipedia:
So Facebook's bad decision of not hiring Brian, cost them 19 billion dollars.
For sure we all have similar stories, with less money involved, probably.
I wrote this article to remind both you and me, that we have to carefully analyze opportunities and pay huge attention for our decisions.