26. Nov, 2019

Surprising crossings ...

Picture taken from 100 Enlightening Quotes By Aristotle That Will Help You Understand Life Better at  https://quotes.thefamouspeople.com/aristotle-116.php 

As mentioned in my post from 22-Nov-19, the fun lies in combining topics that obviously have nothing to do with each other. So how to combine Aristotle, a boiling Frog and the Mom of Adam Smith ????  Here we go ...

It started with a video from Matthias Strolz https://website.strolz.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CV-Matthias-Strolz-_-Dec-18-_-english.pdf on XING were I have heard the Aristotle quote. The needs of the world should be easy to understand when you follow the news, but a lot of people struggle to formulate their talents. Don't stop trying.

The Boiling Frog Experiment https://www.forbes.com/sites/hennainam/2013/08/28/leadership-and-the-boiling-frog-experiment/#155dae476e21 is a hidden feeling that you have when another reorganization is under discussion for example. We had one before last year Christmas and same story this year again. Information and negotiation with the works council is starting in October and the implementation follows in the next year April with the start of the new fiscal year. So when the needs of your surroundings and your talents cross, you will be able to jump out of the water early enough 😉, and could be a good role model for your colleagues as well.

Finally the Mom of Adam Smith (https://www.biography.com/scholar/adam-smith). I had a discussion with a colleague from India today and we covered the changing economical situation and strategies in India in the last 50 years. He mentioned Adam Smith as example "When the market is allowed to operate freely the economy will run like clockwork, ticking away on an unlimited supply of self-interest ..." and his mother, who did take care of him --> "Men have only been able to act in self-interest because there have been women taking care of the children, taking on the housework, providing free labor." With the support of his mother, the talents Adam Smith had and the needs of the world during his time, he could come up with his ideas - the "bible of capitalism" The Wealth of Nations. A great article about Adam Smith Isn’t the Real Economic Hero — His Mother Is at  https://www.thecut.com/2016/06/katrine-marcal-adam-smith-dinner-interview.html 

As you see, no issue to get these three topics combined. Some interesting material to close: