Saturday, 4 August 2012

What Would You Do?

What would you do if your key employee left and joined your competition and began to solicit your clients?  What would you do if another Blood Diamond movie came-out and had the massive effect that we all feared from the first one?  What would you do if “The Trouble Shooter” came into your store sticking a microphone and camera in your face to answer questions about an unsatisfied client.  What if diamonds increased in cost by 100% over the next two months.  What if they went down by half?

The world is full of unknowns.  Business is full of challenges: new ones every day.  How you react to life’s curve-balls is what develops your character and subsequently your reputation.  When all hell breaks loose, your character and reputation are sometimes all you have at your disposal.

On the sport radio station today, I listened to debate over whether a double amputee running on carbon-fiber springs in place of his lower legs and feet should have been allowed in these Olympics.  It’s a significantly difficult call for the IAAC and the IOC.  One set of tests reported that using his prosthetics allows him to carry similar speed to able-bodied runners while using 30% less mechanical force. 

I get the impression that Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic runner from South Africa has an iron will and rock solid reputation for excellence. If this is his first and only Olympic games, then I have no doubt that he will continue to open the eyes of the world to the heights that he and others like him can achieve.

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