Over–achieving

Dangers of the “Achievatron”: How Success Fosters Bad Behavior is GigaOm’s discussion of how

“It is necessary for your success as a founder that you become very good at transactional relationships, transactional politics, transactions (read: dealmaking) period. We all know this. We genuinely value such skills.

But do remember that life cannot be lived in transactional terms alone. This is what fosters the fragile sort of “Bigness” built upon a Rank Link Imbalance. And this definitely is not the sort of success or leadership we aspire to.”

I think that excessive focus on “success” can tend to damage creativity in a person.  Quite frequently important achievements aren’t recognized until after the person responsible is dead, due to the fickleness of social recognition.

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