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  • Blair’s latest obsession is bounded rationality, in which he sees too many creative firms failing to make “rational” decisions because they choose to bind their businesses with outdated and overly-constraining ideals like […]
  • David shares his thoughts on some bad advice he hears involving the focus on pursuing personal passions in business.
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