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Saturday, January 15, 2011

What Do Successful People Have in Common? (More Than You Think)...

There is a scene in Oliver Stone's 1987 movie Wall Street in which Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) and Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) are riding in the back of a Limo. The car is stopped in traffic. Horns are honking. The two are staring out the window. Gekko, pointing, says to Bud "look out there…" and motions out to the busy street corner. A richly dressed executive carrying a briefcase stands at the curb next to a bum with a shopping cart filled with garbage. "You really think the difference between this guy and that guy is luck?" asks Gekko.

There are always exceptions but, generally speaking,successful people tend to have a lot in common. Maybe