Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Helping Those Around You (and other lessons I've learned on airplanes)

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I overtax the airplane metaphor to extract a few useful lessons for life and business.

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Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Helping Those Around You (and other lessons I've learned on airplanes)

  1. 1. Put On Your Own Oxygen MaskPut On Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Helping Those Around YouBefore Helping Those Around You …and other lessons I’ve learned on airplanes
  2. 2. Metaphors for Life (and business)
  3. 3. Put on your own oxygen mask before helping those around you.
  4. 4. Yes, everyone is looking at you.
  5. 5. There Are a Lot of Ways to React to a Crying Baby
  6. 6. We’re all in this together. So try not to stink up the joint.
  7. 7. Try being nice. But if you can’t be nice… be vague.
  8. 8. Your nearest exit may be behind you.
  9. 9. Metaphors for Business (and life)
  10. 10. We don’t care about your technology. We care about our experience.
  11. 11. We don’t fly to fly. We fly because we must fly in order to do some other thing. You are not our destination.
  12. 12. Every moment is a branding moment.
  13. 13. A successful launch usually requires a lot of runway.
  14. 14. Sometimes the smartest people really should be in charge.
  15. 15. A little dramatic flair never killed anyone.
  16. 16. First. Class. Kicks. Ass.
  17. 17. Learn to fly on your instruments and your instincts… …but mostly your instruments.
  18. 18. There are failures and there are CFITs.
  19. 19. Sometimes, miracles happen. (Miracle potential may vary for non-superheroes.)
  20. 20. Time is running out… let’s roll.

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