Monday, December 27, 2010

Thinking like a child is good for business!

... how do you get this doll out of the box?
Have you noticed how kids bring a vast amount of curiosity, excitement, faith and trust to Christmas? In an article, "Embracing childish things can lead to a new perspective in business", Harvey McKay suggests that these same attributes are also good for the development of a business.  Mr. McKay referenced a motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, who suggested "If you're too old to get excited, you're too old". 

My Grandma Gladys was one of the most curious people that I've known.  She lived to be 102 years old.  Even during her last years she liked to ask how we got down to see her, and what kind of car we drove.  She then joked, "Either you drive a Ford, or you can't afford". 

Curiosity, excitement, faith and trust... and also a healthy dose of humor is good for us all, whether we're in business or not.  I would also add, curiosity may kill cats, but it provides longevity for humans ;-)

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