Don’t advertise your growing pains.

If you do bad work, don’t worry about it.

Everyone does bad work.

But resist the temptation to share it.

I know we live in the age of Share Everything.

Resist.

Even a fool is considered wise if he doesn’t open his mouth.

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Take the smallest slice of the pie you can find.

Big assignments come with scrutiny. Scrutiny kills good ideas before they get a chance to prove themselves to be good ideas.

Small assignments mean fewer scrutinizers.

A good idea can be hatched for a small assignment away from the death-dealing effects of scrutiny.  Get produced. Discovered. And become the big campaign.

Small assignments are like acorns. They can grow into oak trees. But a big hunk of oak stuck into the ground will always only be a big hunk of oak. Stuck in the ground.