Have you ever felt that your lack of knowledge in a specific area is holding you back from attaining success?
I’m going to share with you a fascinating story on this point in just a moment.
Start learning everything you can about the area you want to improve in. Talk with people that have successfully achieved what you want to achieve.
Have you ever had an opportunity, a project you really wanted to take on but didn’t, for fear that you weren’t knowledgeable enough?
Well then, let me introduce you to Joe Jimenez. Joe is the CEO of Novartis, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
I read about his story in a great book “Future Thinkers” published by McGraw Hill and authored by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove.
Mr. Jimenez faced a huge challenge when he took a leadership role at the giant pharma company – he wasn’t a scientist.
Now, just imagine that. Here is a man with no science background tasked with leading the strategy of a global $220 Billion science based company.
To become successful in his position, here’s what Joe Jimenez did:
He clearly understood it was critical that he learn as much as possible about the science part of their business, from medicines and molecules to mechanisms. Continue Reading