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It’s Not Enough to Be Right—You Also Have to Be Kind

Takedowns and clever quips are easy, but empathy and persuasion are better

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TThere is a story about Jeff Bezos from when he was a young boy. He was with his grandparents, both of whom were smokers. Bezos had recently heard an anti-smoking PSA on the radio that explained how many minutes each cigarette takes off a person’s…