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Try Losing Some Moral Battles and Winning Some Real Ones

I'm really thrilled to bring you a guest post by Dan Andrews. He runs a product development company in San Diego, runs the Tropical MBA blog, and the Lifestyle Business Podcast. Some really good insights on there, and he's a really solid guy too. Here's Dan -

Try Losing Some Moral Battles and Winning Some Real Ones

When you are bemoaning the success or victory of others, you are generally seeking to achieve a sort of victory yourself. Let's call this a moral victory. Moral victories are addicting. You can achieve them at will. They magically appear whenever you need a boost.

Moral victories do one thing: they make losers feel like they’ve gotten some victory.

Moral victories are popular with people when they feel like they have no real power to make changes in the world. This makes some sense to me-- building power, wealth, and influence is generally difficult.

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It’s been over a week since my last post and I am onsite in a rainy, muddy field. I'm on festival number eight this year and the summer looks like a long stretch of frizzy hair, muddy boots and energy bars.

I was at Hop Farm last week working with the great Festibarrow crew which was tons of fun. I took my brand new go-pro camera and managed to convince a large proportion of the crowd I worked for Channel 4 and was being commissioned to film a documentary on "What makes a Good Festival?". Cue an day of free drinks, moshing at the front to Primal Scream and general festival silliness. As most of this was done in video, here is a bit of a taster of the day but taken while in work mode (ish!) …

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