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Monday, September 27, 2010

We're siding with Lucy Kellaway on this issue.

In today's Financial Times, Lucy Kellaway points out that Steve Jobs was right (and impressively--and clearly--terse) in refusing to do a student's legwork for her homework.  See here

The best lesson that you can get from her column today is that your need to get some information may not correspond with your target's obligation to give it to you (absent, of course, a legitimate subpoena).  The second best lesson is that asking for information respectfully is more likely to help you than is demanding it based on a sense of entitlement.

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