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Sam Davidson's blog

Every Tuesday, I write.

I share an idea I’ve come up with, a struggle I’m wrestling with, a puzzle I’m turning over in my head, or a story that I think the world needs to hear. You can sign up to get these emailed to you each Tuesday morning by clicking here

On Thursdays, I write at Batch about a business idea or concept, usually through the lens of my day-to-day work as co-founder and CEO or from the viewpoint and lessons learned of our purveyors. Follow along here

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And What Have You Done?

When deciding whether or not to listen to advice (or criticism) being given to you, ask the person dispensing it, "What have you done?" 

You don't need to be condescending about it, but make sure those giving you pointers have the experience to back up their recommendations. Theory, in leadership, parenting, relationships, and entrepreneurship only gets you so far.  

Skip the show and tell. Pay attention to those who do and tell.