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The Secret to Work That I Learned During the Financial Crisis

turn of the century factory workers

As a business owner I’m expected to love what I do because to many people owning a business is a dream that comes true for a select few. Of course, I did love my work for many years, but increasingly the business began to feel like a burden that I wanted to unload. Then the financial crisis of 2008 hit and changed everything I understood about work.

Genetics, Human Dignity and Sales Reps

Ethan Hawke in Gattaca

I was having lunch the other day and paging through the latest issue of the Harvard Business Review when the following (disturbing) piece caught my eye. It’s a quick little side-bar article on salespeople and genetics.