Rules in Business: Some are Made to be Broken

Rules in Business: Some are Made to be Broken

“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” — Thomas A. Edison

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”  —

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Albert Einstein

History is made by those who break the rules.” — the 2000 movie “Men of Honor”

When you are trying to get ahead in business, it’s a good idea to follow some rules. Rules of honesty and integrity are an important for you and your brand to be taken seriously. You need to build a relationship with everyone from your boss, to your co-workers to your clients.

Sometimes, though, it is not only okay to break the rules, it is advisable to do so. “The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common,” Marcus Buckingham and Curt W. Coffman write in their book First, Break All the Rules. “They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. “

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