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Dragons

Dragons love to horde gold.  They have huge treasure stashes and love shiny objects.  They don’t really do anything with it – have you ever seen a dragon buying stuff at a market?

They could distribute the gold to help society, or decide not to take the gold in the first place, especially when they have a literal mountain filled with it.  But they make a choice not to.

Some people do the same with information.  

Employees who never tell anyone else the technical details of the project so they’re a necessary part moving forward.  Managers who keep information from their subordinates so that they can’t make progress on their career track.  Owners who keep themselves as a bottleneck so they can have control over others.  

Are there dragons in your life?  What would it look like to slay them (metaphorically, of course)?

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