We need your help with this survey. It will take a minute to complete this form. Do tell us: what was the worst business advice you have ever received?
The purpose of this survey is pure educational research for a new project we are building. As you already know, surveys allow a business to efficiently collect feedback, opinions. tips and responses from people willing to share their points of view.
About the Survey
The collected information will be used to improve the accuracy of an ongoing project or different areas of a business. Have in mind that it is common practice to get results from survey responses when a topic can not rely solely on data.
Also, responses could confirm or provoke discussions on strategic business decisions and provide unbiased data to guide decision-making in the near future.
In a few weeks, a new article will be published including all the selected responses.
Question: What’s the worst business advice you have ever received?
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Areti Vassou Response
I’ll go first: Don’t share your business secrets with your competitors.
Why not? I am not planning to take my knowledge to my grave. After all, I love to see my competitors thrive and be happy. In my humble opinion, we all swim in the same lake. Just because we may have the same info in our hands doesn’t necessarily mean that we all going to use them in the same way. All cats can swim but not all cats can catch the best fish.
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Mind your manners!
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Behave Morally and Ethically
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