Funny, but ten useful rules for career success
  1. Business is made up of ambiguous victories and nebulous defeats. Claim them all as victories.
  2. Never confuse a memo with reality. Most memos from the top are political fantasy.
  3. Keep track of what you do; someone is sure to ask.
  4. Write down ideas; they get lost, like good pens.
  5. Assume no one can / will keep a secret.
  6. Know when you do your best—morning, night, under pressure, relaxed; schedule and prioritize your work accordingly.
  7. The size of your office is not as important as the size of your pay cheque.
  8. Never appear stressed in front of a client, a customer or your boss. Take a deep breath and ask yourself: In the course of human events, how important is this?
  9. Understand what finished work looks like and deliver your work only when it is finished.
  10. If you get the entrepreneurial urge, visit someone who has his own business. It may cure you.

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