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How Much Confidence Is Too Much?

Being sure of yourself is nice, but thinking that nobody knows better is a mistake.
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Being right feels awesome. There's nothing quite like discovering that you had an idea or made a decision that didn't just work--it rocked. But while ending up in the right is lovely, stubbornly refusing to give up on being right is not good for business., a Vancouver, British Columbia-based retailer of flooring and other building materials. He's been there.

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