To achieve great things:
We should learn to use the "wisdom" of others
The Annals of the Three Kingdoms said: "If you can use all your strength, you will be invincible to the world; if you can use all your wisdom, you will be fearless to the saints."
"A wise man who has a thousand worries will have a loss; a fool who has a thousand worries will have a gain." A person's ability is limited. No matter how smart he is, he cannot be foolproof when thinking.
The Book of History says: "If you ask questions, you will be rich, and if you use them yourself, you will be small." People who are not ashamed to ask questions often get a lot of spiritual wealth. But those who only know how to think and do not know how to consult others cannot think deeply, and things cannot be big.
At the end of the Qin Dynasty and the beginning of the Han Dynasty, Chu and Han fought each other. As a result, Liu Bang, the king of the Han Dynasty, won.
Xiang Yu, the king of Chu, defeated Gaixia and cut his throat on the Wujiang River. Before death, He said to the remaining 28 soldiers, "I have been eight years old since the start of the war. I have fought for more than 70 years. The one who was defeated, the one who was attacked, and the one who was not defeated, thus dominating the world. But now I am surrounded here. The death of this day is not the crime of war!" "It has been eight years since I started to fight, and I have personally experienced more than 70 battles. Each time I am invincible, and everyone is convinced that I have never failed, so I can dominate the world. However, now I am surrounded here. This is what God wants me to destroy. It is not my mistake to fight with soldiers!" Then, He also said to the soldiers, "Today I will fight to the death, and I will fight for you... Let all of us know that it is not the sin of war to kill me
Then, Xiang Yu led the soldiers to fight against the Han army that surrounded them. As expected, the Han army was scared back. Finally, on the edge of the Wujiang River, the Wujiang Pavilion Chief prepared a boat to invite Xiang Yu to cross the river. However, Xiang Yu felt ashamed to see the Jiangdong elders and said with a smile, "Where can I cross the river if the sky kills me?" which means: "Why should I cross the river if the sky wants me to die?" So he committed suicide.
In his Records of the Three Kingdoms, Chen Shou said: "If you can use all your strength, you will be invincible to the world; if you can use all your wisdom, you will be fearless to the saints." Xiang Yu is a very intelligent man, but he lacks the ability to mobilize his subordinates' enthusiasm and use their wisdom; However, Liu Bang is good at mobilizing his subordinates' enthusiasm and using their wisdom. Therefore, Liu Bang wins and Xiang Yu loses.
Carnegie, the American steel king, once wrote such a epitaph for himself: "Those who sleep here are those who are good at visiting people smarter than him." Carnegie is good at using excellent people to help himself, so that he can sit in the position of steel king.
To use the wisdom of others is to borrow the brain. For business and entrepreneurship, we need to borrow the wisdom of others. How to borrow the brain is particular.
Generally speaking, there are several ways to borrow the brain.
First, read the stories and biographies of some successful people, learn from others' successful experiences, and reflect on their own failure lessons.
Reading the stories of successful people can be related to reading books or learning through communication.
The vast majority of Zhejiang businessmen like to join forces. Wherever Zhejiang businessmen go, there are Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce, which provides a platform for mutual exchange.
On the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2004, the author attended the gathering of the Taishun Chamber of Commerce in Wenzhou, Beijing. The location is in a hotel in Bairong Trade Center invested by Zhejiang businessmen in Muxiyuan, Nancheng, Beijing.
Located on the top of the mountain bordering Fujian, Taishun is the poorest county in Wenzhou. However, the hardworking Taishun people are not willing to be poor and backward. The younger generation of Taishun people have gone out to work.
The gathering was sponsored by the Taishun Chamber of Commerce and funded by Taishun entrepreneurs in Beijing. At the gathering, Taishun people from Beijing gathered together to exchange and communicate with each other, tell each other about their entrepreneurship in Beijing and discuss cooperation issues. This is the performance of Zhejiang people who are good at building contacts and borrowing their brains.
The second is to ask others more, and ask others to put forward their opinions and suggestions on their own ways and methods with a pious heart.
The ancients said: "The policies of the lower king do their best, the policies of the middle king do their best, and the policies of the upper king do their best."
People who are good at using their brains can often combine the wisdom of others to do things that others cannot do.
It is said that former Secretary of State Kissinger of the United States is a person who is good at borrowing the wisdom of others.
Kissinger has to deal with many affairs every day. In order to improve efficiency and improve everything, Kissinger often assigns things to his subordinates to make proposals. When the subordinate submitted the proposal, Kissinger was not eager to check it. Instead, he asked the subordinate, "Is this your most mature proposal?" At this time, the subordinate often thought carefully and said, "Maybe there are still shortcomings." So the subordinate took the proposal back to amend it.
After a period of time, Kissinger will ask the same question when his subordinates submit the proposal again. As a result, the subordinate will take it back and revise it. After going back and forth several times, the proposal submitted by the subordinate has been very perfect. If two or three subordinates make a proposal at the same time, Kissinger's final proposal will be the most perfect.
The suggestions of people around you must be treated with caution. Although they are considering for you, due to their background, knowledge and other factors, the result may not be ideal. Therefore, when you borrow your brain, you must listen to others' opinions more, consider others' opinions comprehensively, weigh the advantages and disadvantages before making a decision.
Nan Cunhui, chairman of Chint Group, said: "My usual habit is to let everyone fully express their opinions, fully respect their opinions, and fully tap and play their strengths. After repeated argumentation, I will basically not change what I have identified."
Third, participate in more relevant training and gain successful experience from others' experience.
At present, many Zhejiang businessmen are very keen on various training courses, especially advanced training courses such as MBA. This is not only the performance of Zhejiang businessmen who love learning, but also the performance of their ability to build networks and borrow their brains.
A person in charge of Zhejiang enterprises who participated in the MBA said: "Here, the most important thing is to be able to make friends with some enterprise leaders and exchange their experiences and lessons. This is much more practical than what books have learned!"
More and more people have realized that school and training classes are not only an investment in intelligence, but also an investment in human resources. For those who want to do business and start a business, they may as well use this way to accumulate contacts.
(This article is an original article by Zhuge Changqing, and the pictures are selected from the Internet. Welcome to forward it, and please indicate the source for forwarding)
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