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What “Web Superstars” Won’t Tell You
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Food for thought from Website Magazine. Excerpts below. Full article at

I’d like to know: What’s Your Superstar Secret at Work?

“Carl Sagan once said that “finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedicated and courage. But if we don’t practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us – and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.”

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

During the early September ad:tech tradeshow in Chicago, the keynote speaker Rishad Tobaccowala, CEO of Denuo and the chief innovation officer at Publicis Groupe Media said something that raised some eyebrows. It wasn’t some high-level tactical approach or an opinion on the future of a technology, but rather how he spent his Saturday mornings. For three hours (from 4 to 7 a.m.) he woke and dedicated that time to learning something new that would directly benefit his role in the agency. How many of us can say that? It’s safe to assume that few would. Most would rather sleep in (or sleep it off) than wake up that early and get to work. Those most serious about their pursuit of Web success do follow this tenet….The path towards success is always open so be prepared to work diligently no matter the hour.

Posted by Kathy Sandler on Monday, November 2, 2009

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