Great Work is Counter-Cultural (so who are you irritating?)

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is acceptedWrong-Way-Go-Back-Sign- as being self-evident.” -Schopenhauer

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Schopenhauer is on to something here, even if the first stage is more accurately “it is roundly ignored by everyone.”

If you’re up to Great Work – work that matters, work that makes a difference, work that you care about – then you’ll be spending some quality time in Stage One or Stage Two. Don’t hold your breath for Stage Three anytime soon.

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner of Box of Crayons. He's written a number of books, the best known of which are Do More Great Work, and the philanthropic project End Malaria, created a series of short internet videos, such as The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun, that have been seen by millions and designed a wide range of training programs that are being used around the world.Michael is on the editorial advisory board of the Peer Bulletin, the leading journal on mentoring. He's also Thinker in Residence at Knowledge Blocks, a resource for readers of business books. He's been the Creativity Coach for David Allen's Getting Things Done online community. Michael is a popular keynote speaker at business and coaching conferences around the world. He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar.

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