5. People Don’t Always Play Nice
In 2004, Jay Leno announced his plan to give it up The Tonight Show to Conan in five years “without incident.” Apparently, he was lying.
As everyone knows, Leno (and NBC) changed their tune when the time came, which started the clock ticking on the Tonight Show debacle.
“In competitive situations, don’t assume that just because someone is nice, popular, or has a great smile that they don’t worry first and foremost about their own livelihood,” Mathison explains. “If someone is worried about job security or eager for job success, they won’t be altruistic. They’ll do whatever it takes to make sure they’re protected.”