Simon Sinek - 5 Rules to Follow as You Find Your Spark

After a cringy introduction, Simon tells stories and shares some real life lessons to a group of young people.

Notes on 5 Rules to Follow as You Find Your Spark by Simon Sinek

The 5 Rules:

  1. Reach for your bagels - Go after whatever you want, as long as you’re not preventing someone else from going after what they want
    (story of getting bagels after a run through central park)

  2. Sometimes you’re the problem - You can take credit for what you do right as long as you take responsibility for what you do wrong
    (story of doctors who didn’t wash their hands causing mothers to die after childbirth)

  3. Help each other out - That is how you will advance, by giving help and learning to ask for and accept help
    (story of who makes it through navy seal selection process)

  4. Learn to speak last - Listen to what others have to say, and ask questions to understand, but reserve your opinion to the end
    (story of nelson mandela learning to be a great leader from his father)

  5. You deserve a styrofoam cup - People will do things for you because of your position and success, remember to be humble and grateful
    (story of undersecretary speaking at a conference before and after being in that position)