A Fable – Versions of Reality

Here’s a famous Indian fable about six blind men that come across different parts of an elephant.  Each creating their own version of the elephant from their perspective. Is what we perceive actually the reality of the situation? This fable is a great reminder to consider multiple perspectives in our personal and professional lives. Blind…

Excuse Me, Sir, That’s My Seat

First, watch this video: Excuse Me, Sir, That’s My Seat By: Elizabeth Bower Sheryl Sanberg said, “Sit at the table.” As a woman, it’s really empowering to hear this. I also have a daughter, whom I want to sit at the table and not underestimate her abilities and worth. However, like Sheryl pointed out, there…

Genuine Compassion: Work-Self & Real-Self

First, watch this video: Genuine Compassion: Work-Self & Real-Self By: Elizabeth Bower Working for or with a company that leads with compassion is something I would aspire to be a part of.  There are many companies and people who are only compassionate for egotistical or material gain. The recipe Chade-Meng Tan says to create a…

Failed Business

First, watch this video: Failed Business: A Reflection by Elizabeth Bower Here’s a story of a failed business.  To be more specific, it’s a story of one of MY failed business ideas.  This failure is a great example of how Simon Sinek’s golden circle truly taps into the psychology of buying and selling. After my…

The Negative of Never Settling: A Reflection

First, watch this video: A Refection by Elizabeth Bower “Don’t settle, keep looking,” Steve Jobs said in his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford (Jobs, 2005).  This strikes a chord. I relate his words to what my father has said to me, in so many other words, throughout my whole life.  So, they are…