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July 08, 2020     Daily Post

They’ll Steal, That’s Fine

They’ll Steal, That’s Fine

Your ideas, your work, these are things that people will steal… if you’re lucky.

It means they were good. So good, in fact, that they’re prepared to walk where you’ve trodden, accepting that you’re out ahead.

It means people took notice. So much so, in fact, that they’ve taken a totally different approach in their own work, bending toward your view of the way things should be.

Doing good work that people notice is good thing, not a bad thing.

They’ll steal, that’s fine. I’ve had bodies of work stolen, even falsely attributed in award ceremonies – things that I made, and worked hard on – they‘ll steal, that’s fine.

In some cases, it’s indefensible; in others, our attorneys took care of it (and then some).

The thing to focus on is not whether or not someone might steal, but whether or not it can be so good, people take notice.