When I was an industry PR guy, I was part of a never-ending effort to defame the NHS, usually by citing a few anecdotes about Brits who claimed to endure long waits for needed care. The industry's propaganda got little resistance from the media or the American public.
I don't expect that Travis Kalanick will ever apologize to me for using my Uber location data to promote his brand at a launch event without my permission, but I haven't given up hope in the Uber board's ability to step up and lead.
The most powerful leaders in a connected, complex world may well be the ones who can recruit the right team fastest to solve a problem or capture an opportunity. Why not be one of those sought-after leaders?
I guess what makes your advice "amazing" is that it is coming from a Wall Street insider. If investors followed this sage counsel, there would be no need for "investment strategists." More to the point, the brokerage industry as we know it would collapse.
For the past seven years, people have continued to flock to A&F stores, even though the largest size for women's jeans is a 10 and there are no XL or XXL sizes for women on the shelves. Who is to blame? In part, we are.