The 1 Thing Successful Business People Do

by Ian Altman for Forbes


There are few things Raman Sehgal, founder and CEO of the award-winning Ramarketing, a digital marketing and PR agency, regrets in his life. The one thing he regrets most is not taking the time in his younger years to keep up with his learning. He focused on other things.

“I was starting my business and drinking and doing all the fun things you do in your 20s,” he told me recently in an interview, “My number one advice to people is to never stop learning and growing and progressing.”

In Good Company
Sehgal isn’t the only successful entrepreneur who thinks every person should always be learning. Turns out, the richest business leaders in the world share the same philosophy.

Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner Charlie Munger famously said: “Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.” The famous duo credits reading and “continuous learning” for their amazing success.

“If we hadn’t been continuous learners, the record wouldn’t have been as good,” Munger tells author Michael Eisner in his book Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed.

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
It used to be that folks went to school, learned a skill, got a job at a company and retired from said company after 40-plus years. Globalization and technology have changed all that.

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