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14 Dec
  • "Money is like gasoline during a road trip," he says. "You don't want to run out of gas on your trip, but you're not doing a tour of gas stations. You have to pay attention to money, but it shouldn't be about the money."…
    During a particularly memorable meeting, a banker advised him to focus less on work that was interesting and more on work of the moneymaking kind…
    "You don't fish with strawberries," the banker says. "Even if that's what you like, fish like worms, so that's what you use."
    At first, O'Reilly accepts this advice…But as he thinks it over, he begins to see things differently. "[A] small voice within me said, with a mixture of dismay, wonder, and dawning delight: 'But that's just what we've always done: gone fishing with strawberries,' " he writes. "And it's worked!…I like to think that we have the capability to fish with worms when necessary, but in general, we're farmers, not fishermen, and strawberries go over just fine."
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