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13 Things We Can Learn From Supervillains

Looking for a role model? We can learn to be the very best by emulating the very worst. It's #GoodToBeBad. Brought to you by the F-TYPE Coupe by Jaguar.

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1. Do your research.

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Since you will definitely find a highly placed mole in your organization and have to kill him in a dramatic fashion, why not save time by investing more time in HR up top.

2. Sweat the small stuff.

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You'd be surprised how often an intricate, billion-dollar scheme is foiled by a 10-cent oversight. Triple check your garbage chutes and drainage shafts and have a well-maintained coffee machine, because sleepy and inattentive guards are strongly correlated with disaster.

4. Spend a little extra on training your employees. It pays off big time in the end.

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You think it's expensive? Try hiring a whole new army of henchmen because you decided to save a few bucks on marksmanship lessons.

5. Have a super secret lair (location, location, location).

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Your home is your castle. Or, quite possibly, your castle is your home. Either way, take the time to invest your own distinct personality and point of view into your home base. You're going to be spending a lot of time there, and it should be an oasis of reflection and inspiration.

6. Resist the temptation to surround yourself with idiots.

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Sure, on one hand it's like having an ugly friend at the bar to make you look good. But you've got money — hire personnel capable of making their own decisions and improvising in a bad situation.

7. Don't talk about what you're GOING to do. DO IT, and then talk about what you DID.

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Sure, it's tempting to brag about your world domination plan — after all, it's already in motion, so what could go wrong?

EVERYTHING could go wrong. Dominating the world is hard enough without flying your plane directly into Hubris Mountain. In a high-stakes situation, pull the trigger yourself, literally or figuratively.

8. Rehearse your speech (locution, locution, locution).

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You get to world domination the same way you get to Carnegie Hall: practice practice practice. Whether you have an important speech, evil laugh, or catchphrase — and we know you do — rehearse it in the mirror until you have it down pat.