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Careers For Creative People: Advertising: and some real world advice from ridiculously talented individuals doing jobs they love by Dan Keston, ChRiS Gomersall

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Any good poker player knows that the keys to winning any hand involve knowing the odds, the players, and the strategy needed to win the game.

Forget the odds. If you want a sure thing, go into the family business and stay put in your hometown. There are tons of people who have exactly the same visions of a fabulous career in a big city full of Clio Awards and recognition from their peers.

Remember, you’re better than those other people and you have to believe in your ability to walk into any room and use your talent to own it and ultimately become a player. The players are easy to spot—go into any class in any school teaching a creative ...

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