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When it’s time to pull a Prince Harry and burn that bridge

By Callum Borchers

19 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

It is safe to say, Prince Harry has burnt some bridges in recent months. The Wall Street Journal argues that in a career context such a move can be scary, yet immensely empowering and clarifying.

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The job that Prince Harry renounced is a fantasy for many. Even more enviable, however, might be his burn-the-bridges style of quitting.

Leaving on good terms is one of the sacred tenets of business. You never know when someone from your professional past will wield influence over your future, the thinking goes, so you’d have to be reckless, rich or royal to light relationships on fire.

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