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Winners and Losers

Smashing the Plateau

Here’s one version of the story…

In business, there are two types of people—winners and losers. There are leaders worth emulating, and there are those who are duly brushed aside. It’s simple, ruthless, and well…capitalism.


What makes a winner anyway? Don’t we all have different aspirations and principles? Money and acclaim can’t be the only ways to define success. Winning – like success itself – isn’t so absolute. And even for those to whom money is the ultimate goal – is playing the zero sum game truly the best way to get what you want?

It’s time to start focusing on more nuanced (and collaborative) ways to win, and today David shows you how.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How to avoid harmful shortcuts (and tricky psychology).
  • The “do as I do” ideology and why it never works.
  • Why success is all about the small pivots.
  • The powerful connection between competition and community.






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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