There is an old anecdote in the consulting profession about two consultants assigned to sell footwear on opposite coasts of Africa.

One cables back and says “Send passage home, no one here wears shoes.” The other cables back “Send reinforcements, no one here wears shoes!”

That kind of disparity has the same impact for all of us. It is our perception and inventiveness that count.

The text above is taken from a great book that I suggest to read: The Global Consultant by Alan Weiss & Omar Kahn.

Those words are like the half full and half empty glass theory.

Opportunity often depends on how you look at reality.  

 

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