From Hero To Zero

You may be smart and deliver stellar results, but an outsize ego will bring you enemies

Up until the age of 16, I won at everything: sports, academics, and I even got the girl. But since then—I am 32 now—people in a position of power or authority have consistently worked against me. Save the occasional mentor who says I remind him of his "younger self," I seem stuck in corporate limbo. Is the college hero destined for zero?— Anonymous, London

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