Why The Golden Rule Is Bulls#!t

[ Blackboard Fridays Ep. 53 ]
by Jacob Aldridge Published

Your mum probably taught you this: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." (If not, have a chat to my mum, she's fabulous and you'll learn heaps. But I digress...)

Now, this 'Golden Rule' is great when you're an aggro four-year-old, or a six-year-old who thinks pulling hair is appropriate behaviour. By adulthood, you're supposed to have grown out of that behaviour ... and you need to grow out of the Golden Rule.

Because when it comes to dealing with other people - in business, and in life - the Golden Rule is Bulls#!t. Trying to live by it will cost you enormously.

Watch this week's episode about the alternative: as with most of The businessDEPOT Way, it boils down to understanding Context.

PS: You can always catch up on previous episodes.

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Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor.

As Director of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of our Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs, and Online business guidance.

Jacob's alumni clients and those who have attended his presentations describe him as the smart and quirky business guy who makes genuine change happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation, plus a unique energy borne from the belief that business is best when it's fun.

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