Chapter 7

Keep Current

If you learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.

AUTHOR BARBARA SHER

The speaker before me at a global young entrepreneur conference was an advertising legend who had founded a top agency in New York City. He launched into his keynote with a story about Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro, who won two horseracing Triple Crowns more than seventy years ago. He then referenced World War II, quoted General George Patton, and told the often-used “motivational” story about how elephants are trained with a chain around their leg until they stop trying to break free and you can tie them up with a shoestring. Hmmm.

I looked around. No one was listening. These students weren’t being rude; they just couldn’t relate ...

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