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How the Book 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog' Changed My Business

Lessons from this French novel keep me grounded and focused when times feel uncertain.

This story appears in the December 2020 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Seven years ago, I was in a dark place. I had left my job in trading — a career I’d spent all of college preparing for — and I was trying to figure out what the rest of my life would look like. I was so depressed that some days I could barely get out of bed. 

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