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Life in the Fast Lane

Not long after my “brilliance,” I was doing very well. I had been promoted to merchandise manager. I felt good about myself and my work, I was making good contributions to the company’s overall success, and I was moving up the ladder. But I noticed that the people who were getting significant promotions all came from the sales side of the business* even for positions in merchandising management, product development management, and marketing management. This concerned me, because I thought, How does a great salesperson suddenly ...

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