• Overview of the quitting game

    ‘It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain point and then drop the ball or the bomb, like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin.’  Elliott Smith Over the past week, we have been talking in-depth about dealing with the Dip and the cul-de-sac. One of the key messages…
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  • When it is time to quit

    ‘If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.’  Chinese Proverb Based on the lessons from the Dip, here are three situations when quitting represents a sensible option: 1. If the reward sucks. You should quit if the project you’re working on has…
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  • 3 reasons why quitting a cul-de-sac is smart

    ‘A dead-end street is a good place to turn around.’  Naomi Judd While quitting a Dip is a bad idea, quitting a cul-de-sac is the right thing to do. Here are three reasons why: 1. The cul-de-sac leads nowhere. You have very little to gain by staying in a cul-de-sac. The people you are trying to influence aren’t listening, and you have tried all…
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