Bob Parsons (below) may be best known as the man standing next to the 'GoDaddy Girls,' the busty spokesmodels for his online registration company, GoDaddy.Com.

鲍勃?帕森斯(Bob Parsons)最出名的可能是作为GoDaddy Girls比基尼女郎们身边的男士,这些丰满性感的女郎是为他的域名注册公司GoDaddy.Com代言的模特。

Today, he has a new catchphrase: billionaire


The possible purchase of his company by private-equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and SilverLake Partners for more than $2 billion would make him the latest dot-com billionaire. It is unclear how much of the company he owns. Since it is closely held and hasn't done much fund-raising, it is likely more than half.

私募股权公司Kohlberg Kravis Roberts和SilverLake Partners有可能以逾20亿美元的价格收购他的公司,这将会令他成为最新一位网络亿万富豪。目前仍不清楚他拥有公司的多少股份。由于这家公司是由少数人持股,并没有进行过太多的筹资活动,帕森斯所持的股份很可能超过一半。

How did Bob do it? Here are my 10 favorite 'Bob's Rules' that helped him become a billionaire (You can see the full list of 16 here).


1 Get and stay out of your comfort zone.

'Believe that not much happens of any significance when we're in our comfort zone. I hear people say, 'But I'm concerned about security.' My response to that is simple: 'Security is for cadavers.' '

1. 了解并远离自己的“舒适地带”。


2.Never give up.

'Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity.'

2. 从不放弃。


3. When you're ready to quit, you're closer than you think.

'There's an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this: 'The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.' '

3. 当你想要放弃的时候,往往比你自己以为的更接近成功。


4 Always be moving forward.

'Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new. The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to die. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.'

4. 一直前行。


5. Be quick to decide.

'Remember what General George S. Patton said: 'A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow.' '

5. 决策要迅速。

记住巴顿将军(General George S. Patton)的话:今天就得到彻底执行的好计划要远胜于明天的完美计划。

6. Measure everything of significance.

'I swear this is true. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.'

6. 任何具有重要性的东西都要量化。


7.Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.

'If you want to uncover problems you don't know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven't examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there.'

7. 任何东西如果不进行管理,就会恶化。


8 Never expect life to be fair.

'Life isn't fair. You make your own breaks. You'll be doing good if the only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on a bus (i.e., fare).'

8. 永远不要期望生活会是公平的。


9 Don't take yourself too seriously.

'Lighten up. Often, at least half of what we accomplish


is due to luck. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.'

9. 不要把自己看得太高。


10.There's always a reason to smile.

'Find it. After all, you're really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: 'We're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time!' '

10. 总有微笑的理由。