Michael Dell ON: Dreaming Bigger Than Your Goals & How to Play Nice But Win by iHeartPodcasts

Michael Dell ON: Dreaming Bigger Than Your Goals & How to Play Nice But Win

from On Purpose with Jay Shetty

by iHeartPodcasts

Published: Mon Nov 15 2021

Show Notes

Michael Dell sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about how he built a multi-billion dollar technology business. It was a risk he was willing to take for he saw these risks as opportunities he could leverage to achieve his goals. He didn’t allow people’s opinions to dampen his innovative pursuit to build an empire where failures are seen as stepping stones and financial challenges remain a temporary drawback.

Michael is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information. His first book, Direct from Dell: Strategies That Revolutionized an Industry, was written in 1999 and is currently promoting his second, Play Nice But Win: A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader.

What We Discuss with Michael:

  • Intro
  • “I started as a dishwasher boy at a Chinese restaurant.” - Michael Dell
  • If you got little to lose, go take a risk
  • Some big risks are just opportunities
  • Play nice but win
  • You have too feel right about what you’re doing
  • It wouldn’t feel right to win if you cheated
  • Building a business is not for the faint of heart
  • Going against a big corporation
  • Fighting for the company to retain its risk-taking spirit
  • A great work-life balance doesn’t work when you’re starting a business
  • Set boundaries when you have a family
  • Collecting company mementos
  • 3 key factors your leading the company right
  • Michael on Final Five

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