“Ambition makes you look pretty ugly” – Radiohead
Imagine you are at a funeral. A close friend of the deceased steps up to the pulpit and proceeds with the following eulogy:
He was a was a hard worker… highly organized and independent, a skilled communicator who could work well with others, detail oriented, and was able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
He was a wise man… never received a grade lower than an A-, balanced a full course-load with extracurricular activities, and maintained a full scholarship throughout college.
He was a loving man… he loved the sweet taste of victory every time he closed a deal.
He was a committed man… always committed to the bottom line, he could consistently increase profits by 30% every quarter.
You would be startled by this friend who completely neglected the things that actually matter. Rather than a eulogy, it would look as if the…
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