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I was just sitting here at my desk – pondering aimlessly… and I was wondering yet again why I decided my major in college should be Biology. That knowledge has been soooooo useful in my business career as a salesman, manager and consultant. Right… But then again, maybe some of the insights I got really were useful. Like this one from Charles Darwin…
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change”
While he obviously wrote that line with his theory of evolution in mind, it sure as heck applies to the many businesses I’ve seen and worked with over the years. Do you know how many of the 1955 Fortune 500 companies still exist? The answer is 60. That’s a 12% survival rate. Every year, 30 or so of the biggest, baddest, highest-flying corporate giants go bye-bye.
My old college degree really does have some value! Embrace change. It’s good for you!