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Disrupt Yourself, With a New Introduction by Whitney Johnson

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Battle Entitlement, the Innovation Killer

You will achieve the greatest results in business and career if you drop the word “achievement” from your vocabulary and replace it with “contribution.”

—Peter Drucker

Entitlement, the belief that something is owed to you by life, comes in many guises, and it is on the rise.1 It is likely to be a psychological crutch, at least to a small degree, in all of us. Believe me, I see it in myself all the time, even though I recognize that my sense of entitlement can and does slow movement along the curve toward the competent, capable person I yearn to be. As we move into the growth phase of our learning curve and gain more confidence, entitlement is a risk we all face. This chapter explores how different types ...

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