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Ambition: Why It's Good to Want More and How to Get It by Rachel Bridge

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Conclusion

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”

Mark Twain

I wrote much of this book in the café of my local leisure centre because builders were doing lots of drilling at my home and it was too hard to think straight. The leisure centre café is a favourite place for old people in the town to meet for a chat over coffee after they have had a swim. Which meant that I spent a lot of time overhearing their conversations. Somewhat to my surprise they did not talk about playing bridge and bowls or going on cruises, as I would have expected. Instead they talked about illness and death. The old people endlessly compared ailments, discussed other people’s ailments, showed each other their ailments (feet, mostly), and talked about other ...

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