Flexibility, Katherine! Years ago, after a particularly inelegant restructuring announcement, a Very Senior Executive came to see me. He was already in his 80’s and so it had a little extra impact when he slammed his fist down on the table and shouted, “Flexibility, Katherine!” He was right, of course, both for investing and for […]
Good morning, Honeybees! Sometimes our Sunday Best requires little commentary – such is the case this week. I would only add, perhaps this poem should come before our Valéry reading from earlier this month! Roots, then wings. How surely gravity’s law, strong as an ocean current, takes hold of even the strongest thing and pulls […]
Despite our fears of falling, the gifts of the world stand by to catch us. – Robin Kimmerer I’ve been starting each morning lately with a few pages from the poetic book, Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Kimmerer. Robin is a professor of environmental biology and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and […]
This week marks the grand finale of Wisdom from the Hive: PARTNER is greater than PREDATOR. Even a shark cannot thrive without a healthy ocean.
Welcome to our fall graphics series! This week’s wisdom: CONNECTED is greater than ISOLATED. The critic is isolated; the advocate is connected.
Welcome to our fall graphics series! This week’s wisdom: WEBS are greater than LINES. Opportunity exists beyond the x-y axis.
Welcome to our fall graphics series! This week’s wisdom: TRUTH is greater than PRECISION. Precision can be false comfort; truth is often messy.
Welcome to our fall graphics series! This week’s wisdom: FLEXIBLE is greater than FORCEFUL. Strong roots + flexible form = resilient design.