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It’s OK to be unconventional

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Here’s an idea from the folks who believe in weird ideas: “Decide to do something that will probably fail, then convince yourself and everyone else that success is certain.”

And here’s how they say to accomplish this:
  • Hire crackpots, heretics and dreamers, particularly if they also are optimists.

  • Hire people who can assure others of a payoff for hard and smart work.

  • Replace yourself with someone who believes success is inevitable, if you can’t convince yourself it’s possible.

  • Pull the plug more quickly on failed ideas, but don’t try to reduce your failure rate.
—Adapted from Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company, Robert Sutton, Free Press.

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