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Do You Need to Be a Jerk To Succeed?

Smashing the Plateau

Steve Jobs, Jack Welsh, Donald Trump…regardless of how you feel about them, there is no arguing that they’ve achieved worldwide cult hero status. We can’t get enough of these guys (and others like them). As business leaders, many of us even imitate their behaviors in the hopes of replicating their unfathomable success.

But did these icons really strike it big because they are rude and eccentric lone wolves? Host David Shriner-Cahn says no. While we can’t help but idolize those among us that are a little off the wall, true success depends on collaboration. In this episode, we learn why..

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Lessons on teamwork from Costco and Moses
  • The dark side of charisma
  • Why finding good people is still so hard (and what to do about it)






About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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