Monday, February 21, 2011

Quote of the Day

Excerpted from emails in which the unintended consequences of accomplishing the impossible were discussed.  (In case it's not obvious, I strive to cultivate friendships with folks who are at least as blunt as I am).

"The problem of tackling a nasty project and doing a good job on it is that you become tagged with the reputation of producing good results on nasty projects. As such, you are rewarded with more nasty projects. To succeed in business requires the ability to spot such projects early and deflect them to someone else, preferably making it sound like you are doing them a favor in recommending them for it. Women once were easier targets of this tactic, but with more exposure to the workplace, they have unfortunately started to catch on."

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