Good, I have your attention.
I didn’t mean to be rude. At times my competitive aggression comes across as rudeness. Luckily I’m not in business to win popularity contests. A friend and business partner posted this article online. It resonated with me. It’s sweet and short and reminded me of the chapter in one of Stephen J. Dubner’s books. I wish I could remember which book, but it’s about a Korean aircraft co-pilot that did not want to be rude to the captain. Asian culture has these funny conventions about “manners”, I guess. It resulted in scores of people dying (I wish I could remember the details. Like which chapter in which book – it might even have been in one of Malcolm Gladwell’s books…)
Since I mentioned the other author and pod-caster I love to hate, Gladwell has a very interesting episode called: Pull the Goalie. It is about being less agreeable. And maybe a little rude.
Worth a listen.