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    Why Mean People Fail
    Paul Graham (co-founder of Y Combinator, brilliant programmer and fab human being) wrote this article about why mean folks fail, mostly in reference to founders & startups, but is applicable to anyone.
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    Nice article but seems like I've been living in a paradox. Before I quit my jobs most of the people I worked for were pretty much successful entrepreneurs (not billionaires but anyway) - and they all sucked balls when it comes to treating people. You can be mean and successful sometimes - life is not that fair as we would want it to be!

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    Nice article. Sometime, or rather all the time,attitude seems to be the biggest factor.

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    Interesting article! Not all founders are mean though they have a possibility to be mean.

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    A good tip from your article. Nice shared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denice Munson View Post
    Nice article. Sometime, or rather all the time,attitude seems to be the biggest factor.
    Couldn't agree more. No matter how great and talented you are if you have attitude problem that will be your downfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olav View Post
    You can be mean and successful sometimes - life is not that fair as we would want it to be!
    I agree, I know a lot of mean people that are successful, life really isn't fair.

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    There is a reason behind everything and in this case i would like to share my thoughts. Mean people are more likely to be negative that's why they failed.

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    I honestly haven't ever met someone who owns a company and is nice to you if you work for them. But they're nice to you if you don't work for them. I wonder why? I'm glad that I'm not the only person who has ever noticed this.

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    In life, it does not matter how good you are at what you do. Your attitude towards your work and other people and even on yourself is what matters the most.

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    Mean people don't always fail. Look at Donald Trump.


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    Mean people do succeed, and not just trump.

    Law and medicine, two fields with which I am intimately familiar, are shinning examples. People say all the time, "if only I could talk to my [doctor or lawyer] but that secretary never lets me through, or I know that secretary didn't give my [doctor or lawyer] my message. Well, those secretaries and nurses and assistants are NOT acting on their own, they are doing what their bosses tell them to do. That [doctor or lawyer] may act like the nicest, most caring guy in the world in person, when he's getting paid or convincing you about the expensive tests or treatment you "need" or the expensive legal strategy he recommends, but 95% of the time it's still MARKETING from a businessman whose only concern is his or her own bottom line.
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    Thanks that's a great read!

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    Agree completely. I also believe in karma.

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    Nice article . Thanks for sharing I also believe in karma

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