From marketing guru and bestselling author Seth Godin:
Impatient… great marketing takes time. Doing it wrong (and rushed) ten times costs much more and takes longer than doing it slowly, but right, over the same period of time.
Selfish… we have a choice, and if we sense that this is all about you, not us, our choice will be to go somewhere else.
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Jealous… is someone doing better than you? Of course they are. There’s always someone doing better than you. But if you let your jealousy change your products or your attitude or your story, we’re going to leave.
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Humility, empathy, generosity, patience and kindness, combined with the arrogance of the brilliant inventor, are a potent alternative.
Link to the rest at Seth’s Blog
If you can get past the annoying MSNBC interviewer, Seth has some good things to say in the following interview: