Series on Top CEO's Secrets of Success - Sir Martin Sorrell
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What's the best advice you've ever received?
My father told me to find something you enjoy doing, work hard at it and develop a reputation in the field, and then, if you want to start something on your own, go ahead. If you enjoy your work, then it is not work. This goes against current conventional wisdom, which encourages flitting from job to job.
What is the best advice that you like to give?
"Get on with it!" Or my motto, "persistence and speed."