Nice advice from AT&T CEO.

from this interview.

Stephenson says his former boss taught him a lot about the importance of standing firm on a vision and taking the long-term view. It’s a mindset and a business approach that continues, he says.

Sounding a lot like his former boss, Stephenson says it takes grit, a steady vision and, at times, a strong stomach to grab opportunity by the throat. That’s true, he says, whether the goal is a new partnership or a big global acquisition.

“If you’re not pushing forward hard, nothing happens,” Stephenson says. “You don’t do that by making little incremental moves. You’ve got to make big moves.” Considering his words, he quickly adds, “You’ve just got to be right more than you’re wrong.”