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From Alain de Botton’s recent book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, on entrepreneurs:

These individuals were writing their stories in a subgenre of
contemporary fiction, the business plan, and populating them with characters endowed with deeply implausible personalities, an oversight which would eventually be punished not by a scathing review by some bright young person from the London Review of Books but by a lack of custom and a prompt foreclosure.

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  1. […] Alain de Botton’s The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, via the LRB blog. These individuals were writing their stories in a subgenre of contemporary fiction, the business […]

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