Friday 5: Top 5 business lies

Our weekly Friday 5 list comes from Fast Company’s top 5 business lies.* This one rings especially true:

Lie: “This is business, it isn’t personal.”


The last time I heard that lie, I was in the middle of suing a deadbeat client. For some reason, people seem to think they can act like jerks, as long as it’s in the name of business. They try to use the “this is isn’t personal” line to make you feel like you’re wrong to have any feelings about right and wrong. I disagree. Everything is personal. Things aren’t morality neutral just because they’re in a business setting.(Fortunately, the judge agreed with me and I won.)

*decaying link

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