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The Self-Made Myth by Mike Lapham, Brian Miller

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CONCLUSIONA Call to Action

Using Your Voice

Because the self-made myth is so pervasive in our public dialogues today, it is necessary that we fight it at all levels. Each of us, from line workers to students to corporate CEOs, has a role in debunking the myth and its corrosive impact on the public policy debates of our times. But we can’t just knock down the self-made myth. We must also lift up in its place a more honest and complete understanding of individual and business success—what we call the built-together reality.

If you are a business leader, owner, or CEO, you have a unique position of credibility to challenge the self-made myth as it applies to your own life and success.

When you see a letter or editorial in your local newspaper about ...

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