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A man being sometimes more generous when he has but a little money than when he has plenty, perhaps thro' fear of being thought to have but little. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Termites

On The 4 Hour Struggle

A veteran food trader told me that he knew he had "made it" when he found that a shipment of food he sold arrived to a port .. and the wood cases were contaminated with termites.

The back story is a bit long, but he was sabotaged by a competitor. At that moment, he knew he was on to something.

The initial reaction was a bit of frustration and intimidation for this costly sabotage. Yet he soon realized the silver lining of the situation: the competition was worried because they knew that he had chops. That he was a threat.

If you feel someone (or some organization) in your industry is starting to attack you, be it verbal, physical, passive/aggressive, etc., it may be really good news: they see you as a worthy adversary that has something to offer.

Don't give up because of a few termites.

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