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Knowing When Not to Fold 'Em

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 19, 2008

Sometimes, I find the ranting from Tom Peters on his blog a little much to handle. But yesterday’s post, in his typically contrarian style, is at least a little inspiring in an economy like this. Got an innovative project that you absolutely believe in but are thinking of dumping? Is your funding getting threatened? Are you considering pulling the plug on something yourself, even though you know a team believes in it?

Peters reminds us that sometimes, you’ve gotta known when not to fold ‘em, too, or at least persist a little longer. How to endure. He reminds us that some of the most successful people (he mentions John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs at the time they started Pixar) create great success out of persisting through failure. Of course, sometimes you don’t hold the cards. But if you do, Peters says, think twice before folding ‘em completely.

Read the post and join in on the guessing game of who Tom’s visitor was here.



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