“The Power of Leadership”
A ‘Thought’ from Henry Kissinger
Problem Solving in the U.S. and in China:
Given that 90% of the regular readers of the ‘Thought of the Day’ are either American or Chinese, I found this quote from Henry Kissinger and thought, perhaps, it might spark some interesting comments on our BLOG Page for P.I.:
“Americans based on our history, have found most problems to be soluble. When an issue arises, we think it can be solved and it goes away. That’s in part because our history has been short and very successful. The Chinese history back thousands of years, and in their mind, no problem has a final solution; every solution is an admission ticket to another problem.” – Henry Kissinger
The author Carter Henderson defined entrepreneurial life as the solving of an endless parade of problems. On first glance one would easily draw that the American thought is naïve and short-sighted. The Chinese; more mature and pragmatic. I am interested to hear from those with experience on both sides, how would you surmise how Henry’s quote relates to the business/entrepreneurial endeavors of the American’s and the Chinese? And what does this mean for us working together?
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