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The Outside Edge: How Outsiders Can Succeed in a World Made by Insiders by Robert Kelsey

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10 Rules For Outsiders to Obey

Asking outsiders to obey rules is like asking dogs to share a bone or cats to be kind to mice: it goes against our nature. Yet – with those mental limitations very much in mind – the following should help outsiders forge their edge within a world where insiders, unfortunately, make most of the rules.

  1. Understand and accept who you are. There's no point wanting to be somebody else, not least because it's impossible. Instead, develop insight. Understand the early-life conditioning that made you who you are, not least because it's cathartic and should help you accept yourself. That said, self-criticism can be motivational, so accepting who you are is not a call for self-satisfaction – within limits, frustration ...

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