Takeaway #224 paranoid good vs. bad: inspired by the beastie boys

I can’t stand it.  I know you planned it.

I’mma gonna set it straight – this Watergate

What could it be?  It’s a mirage.

You’re scheming on a thing, that’s sabotage

Beastie Boys Sabotage

Takeaway #224:  Paranoia can be good or bad.  When it is outward-facing it is healthy.  When it is inward facing – it is destructive.  When you are paranoid about your enterprise’s competition then you are engaging in healthy paranoia (Read:  Only the Paranoid Survive –Andy Grove {Intel}).  When you are scheming on your co-worker over office politics you are headed for personal sabotage (Ad Rock).