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MinaSirkin

Chuck,

Your post moved me to write today. Small is the new big. Empire building has lots of flaws. For those who crave it badly, do have to pay the price (usually their soul).

Most of those who profess to be empire builders are caught in the throws of their own egos. In fact most modern day Napoleons have a very low threshold for criticism. They believe whatever others are willing to tell them, and they can't seem to get it when others see the naked emperor.

Anytime you see little Napoleons out there, question the veracity of each of their statements. It may give you a chuckle.

For most lawyers, 80% of their income comes from 20% of their clients, regardless of size.

Benefits of staying small is the flexibility it gives you in life, to take in the things that really matter, like seeing kids grow up and smelling the roses.

Thinking small, and staying small means you can pay attention to more of your clients' needs and succeed, not at the cost of your personal life.

Mina Sirkin
http://SirkinLaw.com


PerGynt

Frankly, I know some very effective, and well adjusted empire builders. I always liked them because they hired everybody that did what I did and put them to work somewhere else. This thinned out the competition in my market. My clientele usualy wasn't interested in doing business with an empire anyway, and I got a lot of mileage providing good personal service for a fair price. When I talk about empires I will remember to spit the sour grapes out of my mouth when I do it.

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