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Is it time to quit?

Recently, I filled in the shortest form that I ever saw over the course of my career. It was just a single page. And yet it was more difficult to complete than any of the 30+ page forms I’ve filled out before.

It was a resignation form.

Quitting doesn’t come to many of us easily. No one wants to be a ‘quitter’.

The final chapter of Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s excellent book Think Like A Freak, following on from their (Super)Freakanomics fame, is aptly titled ‘The upside of quitting’. They identify three important forces that bias us against quitting:

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