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#025: Those Who Came First

Who came before you? Who started your organization, held the top spot last year, or tried this once already?

Find them. Ask them questions. Listen to the answers. 

Ignoring those who have been in your shoes before (even those who failed trying to put them on) is foolish.

Leaders cannot repeat the mistakes others have made. Luckily, it's easy to find out what went wrong. 

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