Hope is for the hopeless, says Thrillist CEO

09/10/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Bosses should make "don't hope" their motto, says Ben Lerer, a founder and CEO of the Thrillist Media Group. Hope leads people to wait for things to fall into their laps rather than simply getting on with the task at hand, Lerer explains. "Don't rely on luck. You have to make your own luck. The only thing you can do is try your absolute best to do the right thing," he says.

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