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Career advice What do you mean? Answered by Joseph Plumeri , Willis Group   It means that if you go push yourself out there and you see people and do things and participate and get  thought it was a law firm. I was going to law school. My last class was over at noon, and so I thought I'd go over on  Wall Street and find a job in the afternoon with a law firm. So I go knock on doors and I see Cogan and I figured it was  a law firm. So I went up to see the receptionist, and said, who could I see about a job? And she says go down the hall,  make a left, and see Mr. Weill. I didn't know who Sandy Weill was. This was 1968. And he said, what can I do for you?  So I give him the spiel about law school in the morning, learning the practical part in the afternoon. A really good  pitch. And he says that's a great idea, but what makes you think you'll be learning law here? I said, this is a law firm.  He said no, this is a brokerage firm. I tried to find the hole to climb into. I'm not easily embarrassed, and he laughed  and he thought it was funny. And so he gave me a job working part-time and that was 1968, and that turned into  Citigroup. And when I left Citigroup after all those years, I was walking down a street in Paris, and I ran into Henry  Kravis by accident. He says what are you doing? I said I'm looking for my next adventure, because I'd just left  Citigroup. And he said, why I've got this company we just bought: Willis. I said what is it? He says it's an insurance  broker. Two weeks later, he calls me. You know the rest of the story. So both of my great occasions in life happened by  accident simply because I showed up. And I tell people, just show up, get in the game, go play in traffic. Something  good will come of it, but you've got to show up. This answer originally appeared in On Passion and Playing in Traffic »   What's your best career advice? Answered by Joseph Plumeri , Willis Group   Everything that I have done I've done because I went out and I played in traffic and something  happened. This answer originally appeared in On Passion and Playing in Traffic »   What career advice do you give people just starting out?
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Answered by Mindy Grossman , HSN Inc.   One, take the time to absolutely find what makes you excited to wake up in the morning. Take the time.  You don’t have to decide in five minutes. Two, don’t be afraid to take risks, but know when there’s a difference 
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