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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.

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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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