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"I now ask better questions of my advisors and explicitly welcome their roughest criticisms. I gravitate towards those advisers that rip into me with skepticism and challenging questions. "

Just as you used to do, most people do not listen when criticized harshly.

You can try to blame your advisers for not telling you to avoid IBM, but in the end, it's still your fault and not theirs. In fact, they probably tried to tell you that, but you didn't want to hear negatives.

It's good that you can hear them now, but that still doesn't help most other people, and those advisors still have to deal with those people.

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