Monday, March 17, 2014

Inspiration Monday

I thought that it might be nice to start each week with a little inspiration.

From the Zander's book, The Art of Possibility ~

A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of Africa to study the prospects for expanding business.  
One sends back a telegram saying,
"Situation hopeless, no one wears shoes"

The other one writes back - 
"Glorious business opportunity, they have no shoes"

I love this!!

If you want to see a little more of Benjamin Zander, here is a wonderful


  1. I love this too. I will have to check out Ben Zander. Have a great St. Patrick's Day.

  2. The question is: Are they better off without shoes, or with someone suddenly telling them how much they need them?

    1. I think the point was more about possibility thinking, how we can turn almost any situation into one of possibilities - I do agree with you about the shoes, but I think this was a hypothetical situation.

  3. I liked that too, sorta like the glass half empty or half full.