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The courage to say ‘You’re wrong!’

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Shortly after arriving at Harvard Business School, Jamie Dimon and members of his class were assigned a case about a failing cranberry co-op.

When the professor began to offer his opinion about why the co-op was losing money, Dimon astonished the class by saying “You’re wrong!” He then went to the blackboard and wrote his solution.

The class was even more astonished when the professor replied “You’re right!”

Dimon, now CEO of JPMorgan Chase, stood out because he knew that right was right, no matter who was in authority. That attitude helped him make his steady climb to a top post in financial services.

— Adapted from “The Contender,” Shawn Tully, Fortune.

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