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Quote of the Day | Stan Lee’s tips for success

Stan Lee in 1972 (via Marvel Comics: The Untold Story)

Stan Lee in 1972 (via Marvel Comics: The Untold Story)

“When they made me the president of Marvel [in 1972], I was suddenly involved in the business end – all sorts of financial decisions – and I realized pretty quickly that it really wasn’t my thing, and I wasn’t any good at it. I was asked to provide a five-year plan for where the company was heading. Hell, I don’t even know what I’m going to have for dinner tonight! I decided to step down. It was a lesson in knowing your strengths.”

Stan Lee, explaining that the corner office isn’t for everybody, part of his four tips for success shared with The Globe and Mail

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Tip #1: Be related to the publisher
Tip #2: Consistently downplay the contributions of your collaborators

Who needs four tips?

On the first post! I had it pegged at the fourth. I should know better about the internet.

1. Take credit for other people’s work.
2. Downplay the efforts of your collaborators.
3. Kiss Martin Goodman’s ass when you’re a young up and comer.
4. Be a media whore on a regular basis.
5. Remember that history is made by those who are not the most honest, but the most PR savvy and unscrupulous.
6. Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

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