TMBA 188 (LBP156) – George Washington’s Guide to Being The Boss

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Dan and Ian switch things up a bit this week to present the life principles of an American icon and “The greatest and best of men”, George Washington.  The fellas talk you through his principled and altruistic standards and how they can directly apply to both your personal and professional life.

Not only did this man lead a rag-tag army up against the most dominant military force in the world and win, he also conducted himself in accordance with his principles and his mission.  You will undoubtedly be examining both your motivations and interactions more closely after listening to this week’s episode.

Be Not Tedious in Discourse

  • The importance of choosing your inner circle wisely and loving them deeply.
  • Why you should take great care in your correspondence, and craft your communications purposefully.
  • How consistently working under a higher principle and upholding virtue will pay off in the long run.
  • Being decisive in dealing with destructive rivals and why it’s your duty to vanquish them.
  • How throwing a party can be immensely helpful to both your business and personal endeavors.



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Episode length: 21:11

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Published on 05.16.13
  • UnconventionalParents

    Hey Dan and Ian,

    Great episode! I’m a long time listener (haven’t missed one yet) and this is my first comment.

    I thought that was a great point by Ian on remaining cordial and consistent on email communications.

    I have an online web development and project management business, and it’s amazing to me how quickly emails can degenerate to spelling errors, a lack of opener and closer, or just straight up come off full of ambiguity.

    The importance of a well written letter is alive and well, even in email. Thanks GW and the LBP for the timeless recommendation.



  • Ian

    I think G’dub would be proud…

    But maybe in the end the kids will win and we will be closing business emails with YOLO. I suppose if it’s a consistent YOLO and spelled correctly in a decent format that would be ok.

  • Awesome episode. Washington was on to something with not compromising your long term vision for potential short-term gains. For my business, the more time I spend qualifying my clients to be sure they are a good fit with my values and expertise – the better the end results for both the client and I.

    Here’s how to set up Google Docs offline with chrome:

  • Dan

    Rock on Dave appreciate the link and the shout!!

  • Dan

    Thanks for saying hi!!! Appreciate the support.

  • Frank Bonetti

    Another interesting thing to consider is that many of these “Great Men of History” were largely self-educated. George Washington spent exactly 2 years in school, Ben Franklin was pulled out of school at the age of 10 to work in his father’s candle business, and Thomas Edison was kicked out of school at the age of 12 because he was believed to be “feeble-minded”.

    What these men have in common is a love for knowledge that they pursued on their own, independent of school. They all started their own enterprises at a young age and were wise and seasoned by the age of 20, while most modern people at that age are still living in a protracted period of adolescence.

  • Dan

    Hey Frank great point there!!! No speed limits :)

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