Jason Kidd summarizes success: “Read, React, Execute” — one of the jewels from What Americans Really Want…Really

What do Americans Really Want?  – One thing that they want is success, without paying for it…

What Americans Really Want...I’m working my way through the new Frank Luntz book, What Americans Really Want…Really.  It is my selection for this Friday at the First Friday Book Synopsis.  I heard him interviewed on the Krys Boyd Think program on KERA (NPR in Dallas—listen to the interview here), and she described it this way to Mr. Luntz:  “Your book concludes that we are a nation of well-meaning hypocrites.”  Luntz agreed, admitting that we want small government, lower taxes – but better government services.  (See my earlier post, To be Rich without Being Greedy — What Americans Really Want…Really by Frank Luntz about this book to see another example of this of this “hypocrisy” – or, at the least, inconsistency).

The book has much to offer as we think about success in business and in life.  Here’s an excerpt:

You can learn a lot from listening to accomplished individuals talk about their craft…  Among the most memorable conversations of my career was one with Jason Kidd, one of the great basketball point guards – not just of our time, but of all time.  He had three simple words to explain the success on the court:  “read, react, execute.”  Read the basketball court not just as it looks at that instant but as it will look a split second later; react to the opportunities in front of you as they develop; and execute so that those opportunities are realized.

Read — react — execute.  There’s Ram Charan’s Execution in three words…

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