Business Rule #2: Accepting That You’re (Almost) Never the Smartest Person in the Room

I once had the privilege of hearing Peter Grauer, CEO of Bloomberg, L.P., speak about his career. Although the story of how he had met Bloomberg was quite intriguing (their daughters attended the same horseback riding class), the most important lesson I got out of the speech was that Peter Grauer knew he was never the smartest person in a room.

You are never the smartest person in the room.

If you start taking this approach when you come to meetings, work, or anything really, you will soon realize that you have a lot to learn from everyone else, regardless of how much you think you already know.

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