The Accidental Millionaire – by Gary Fong

A Zen approach to business.

You probably haven’t heard of Gary Fong.

Even though I’m interested in photography as a hobby, I hadn’t heard of him until a photographer buddy clued me in. He is known as an innovative wedding photographer, entrepreneur and writer.

In The Accidental Millionaire, Fong tells us his life story so far, giving the details of the personal philosophy that has worked so well for him. This is not the same recycled self-help tips everybody else writes about. In contrast to vision, goals, tasks and actions, Fong’s more Zen-flavored philosophy comes down to exploring things that interest him, creating space for insights to happen and then working his ass off once something catches. He admits he acts on hunches, sometimes decides by flipping a coin and understands the role luck has in success.

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Like it or not, office politics is an inescapable part of working in a corporate environment. It may not always be visible but it is always there. It is a kind of game. Those that understand it and aren’t personally offended by it often get along well. Those that don’t understand it or are personally offended by it? Not so much. [Read more...]