“Tell me why you cry and why you lie to me,” sang The Beatles. I have observed a few universal truths in my fifty-seven years on this planet, so let me share a few for your consumption and critique.
– the people who cry the loudest about how unjust something is does not necessarily make them right. It does not make them wrong either, so it is important to understand the issues.
– the people who require the most tolerance of others in dealing with them tend to be the least tolerant of people in dealing with others.
– the people who are more zealous in selling you some product, service or message means that the sale is far more beneficial to the seller than the buyer.
– all politicians are prone to lying given the nature of the job and its funding. It is all a matter of degree and to what purpose. In the immortal words of former Senator Jon Kyl when caught in a lie, ” You have mistaken what I said as the truth.”
– when someone says something is not political, you can take it to the bank it is political.
– someone’s history matters. We all make mistakes, but if someone has a history of exploiting people for gain, that is a good window as to how they will be in the future.
– the 80/20 rule applies to business leaders as well. 20% of leaders are effective in their jobs, with the success of the other 80% rising and falling with the tide. A rising tide lifts all boats.
– business leaders do not create jobs, customers create jobs. A business leader will try to get buy with as few people as possible to turn a profit.
– when people squelch debate, name call or label opposition, that usually means their arguments are poor.
That will do it for now. I could keep at it, but would love to hear your thoughts. Have a great weekend.