#MondayMotivation: A Little Table-Pounding

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Batman and Robin, Part 2.

One day, a few years ago, I realized it was time to do a little table-pounding.

This is an activity that, for the unfamiliar, is described in the CEO Handbook (which you mysteriously receive in the mail, in a sealed, black leather pouch shortly after you become a CEO. No return address) as:

“The act of repeatedly making the same point again and again, punctuated by actual or virtual pounding on a table or other hard surface until people in your company actually believe you are serious.*”

I followed the footnote to the back of the book, where in very fine, faint print, it said: “Do NOT overuse this technique or you will seem like (and quite possibly be) a buffoon.”

So why was I risking buffoonery on this occasion? Because the time had come for Goldstar to go mobile. I won’t tell that story again because I’ve told it a few times now, but I’ll tell you how it ended. …

Check out the rest of Jim’s post: Batman and Robin, Part 2.

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