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I Come First is based on the fundamental principal that we are human and therefore we are imperfect. While funny and a little irreverent - maybe with a touch of cynicism; it's a different and direct approach to teaching survival in the trenches. This is a reality check, not about selfishness but rather a discussion of the unique individual perspective that each of us has as we each struggle to interpret, survive and overcome the world around us. It is an illumination of the human condition and a discussion of how to navigate the world with that in mind. In this sense, I Come First forgives each of us for our flaws, and forgives the interactive and political processes and recognizes their values.
Nicholas explains that politics, at its core, is really just the way in which a group of people make a decision. And it forgives all the bad stuff as part of the human condition. We are surrounded by people with differing perspectives and values, and becoming offended is a counterproductive distraction. Rather, it reminds us to be understanding and perhaps even empathetic, and with this knowledge each of us can be vastly more effective.
I Come First discusses subjects such as becoming more effective, perception, managing and being managed, politics and surviving day-to-day. This is a story about each one of us. It's a bit of How to Swim with the Sharks and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, with a little Dilbert and Stanley Bing thrown in. The result is unique and more than the sum of its influences. It deals with how we behave and interact, what we want and the tools we each use to accomplish (or prevent ourselves from reaching) our goals.
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I entered the business world with two goals in mind: to make a living and to change the world - a straight-shooter with a voice of honesty. In this sense, I was not successful. Throughout all of the organizations that I have worked for and with, and throughout all of the clients I have assisted, everyone sees the world from their own unique perspective. Everyone has biases and quirks, strengths and flaws. People resist change, oftentimes fanatically. I learned that the person who decides to try to stay above the fray will get eaten alive.
I Come First is a collection of experiences and contributions from my years in business, as well as so many others, with practical advice for surviving and succeeding in light of the fact that individuals are unique, flawed, and unchangeable. We take the business and the people as they are, with all of their attendant issues - and we succeed in this very real world.
I am proud to share this with you and hope that this offers blunt, practical and helpful advice. These are, quite literally, lessons that I sure wish I learned much earlier in my career.
M.H. Nicholas has been an entrepreneur, attorney, educator and speaker for nearly two decades. His career requires an intimate knowledge of human behavior, in particular as it relates to negotiating deals, and handling a wide range of employment and other interpersonnel matters. He teaches classes in business and negotiation and speaks at national conferences in the finance and entertainment industries.
Nicholas has helped hundreds of clients launch and succeed in their businesses and has consulted in every aspect of the business relationship. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and baby daughter. For fun he spends time with his family, travels, sails, and takes photographs. Nicholas is an accomplished nature photographer and leads a regional photography club with nearly 500 members.
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