Tag: Succeeding

Goal-oriented people usually fail, and other things I've learned about succeeding at work

Shane Parrish is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Farnam Street. Looking back on my first years out of school and the countless mistakes I made, I can’t help but feel that any success I’ve enjoyed is more through dumb luck than any particular brilliance on my part. Through Farnam Street, I detail my journey of self-discovery and learning. I explore two…

The Key to Succeeding After a Merger: Overcoming the Win-Lose Mindset

Every day in the news lately you read about the latest mergers: Airlines, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, large retailers like Staples and Office Depot, all consolidating for so many business reasons. Some are successful and create flourishing companies that benefit stockholders and employee’s careers. But here’s the really scary reality: It’s been well documented over many years that up to one-third of mergers fail within…