By Art Berke | A major league baseball executive tells the story about a job applicant who came into an interview wearing the cap of the team in question, thinking he was going to make an impression because he was a fan of the ballclub. Well, it worked exactly the opposite. The executive saw the young man as more of a fan than a professional who could make a significant contribution to the team’s business—and, of course, he didn’t get the job. It’s a cautionary tale that all should remember.


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