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Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #209

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I just received an email promoting a new show on Netflix. The ad read, “In an 18th-century North America, ruthless trappers and entrepreneurs fight to wrest control of the fur trade from the mighty Hudson’s Bay Company.”

This is nothing new. Ruthless entrepreneurs. They are heartless beings who lie, cheat and steal their way through business. Look, we are all human. There are moments when each and every one of us has to make a decision as to which road to take: the high or the low.

My concern is that today, we seem to be living in a world where lying is OK; as long as you ‘fess up afterward and apologize, everything will be peachy-dandy from there on in — new fresh start and all.

Be very careful. These snakes in the grass defend themselves and apologize; then they go on being who they were to begin with, ethically speaking. When you have an opportunity to take the high road, please do so — and reconsider your relationships with those who don’t.