can this be taught?

‘Konosuke Matsushita’s most basic and potentially most powerful ideas are about the roots of lifelong learning. A privileged background and degrees from the University of Tokyo (or Harvard or Oxford) are nice, he would say, but they are not essential. The same is true of unusually high intelligence, good looks, and a dramatic personality. More important than any of these factors are certain habits and a set of ideals that help support those habits. With a humble heart and an open mind, he told people again and again, one can learn from any experience and at any age. With ideals that are big and humanistic, one can conquer success and failure, learn from both and continue to grow.’

Dedicated to our little Nadia, excerpt taken from book ‘Matsushita Leadership’ by John P. Kotter


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