The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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Forbes: Entrepreneur Needed To Cure Anti-Initiative Disease

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by AndyPR, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    I thought this was a great reframing of the ME 'story'.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceka...to-cure-anti-initiative-disease/#1d49de532d88
     
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  2. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Me, too. I also loved that he didn't call it Chronic Fatigue Syndrome until the end and that he's calling for someone with the skills and funds to step up and champion the cause.
     
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    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    Make sure to click the link to his LinkedIn post as well. It is worth the read and so far 61 people have commented. We should comment there and in Forbes.
     
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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Have to say, I don't like the term "anti-initiative". Makes it sound as though if we just had enough initiative, we'd be fine.

    It's a terrific article, though!
     
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    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    That was my initial reaction, too, but I think it works for two reasons:

    1. It explains that initiative is punished, and

    2. The Forbes readership is largely people with an extra helping of initiative- it hits them where they live, they know that their initiative is what makes them succeed where people of similar IQ and education don't, it might even scare them a little bit to think that that quality could be punished. It makes sufferers relatable and more deserving of support.
     
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  6. eljefe19

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    Great article!
     
  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I agree that in the context of the article it's fine, because it's explained - but I wouldn't want to see it cropping up anywhere else without an explanation. :)
     
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    *GG* Senior Member

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    Great article!

    Like, share and Post to friends on Facebook. Email to friends and family as well!

    GG
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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