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Always In Fashion: From Clerk to CEO -- Lessons for Success in Business and in Life by Mark Weber

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My Favorite Word Is “No”

On the TV show Inside the Actors Studio, the interviewer James Lipton is famous for asking people, “What is your favorite word?” My favorite word is “no” because it opens every door. It makes you think and find new ways of looking at a situation and develop other possible solutions to a problem. As far as I’m concerned, when people say no to me, that forces me to be creative. That’s the most exciting challenge in the world: to come up with new ways of doing things and think about how to overcome seemingly insurmountable ...

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