"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present... As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew." Abraham Lincoln
I went to Phuket in Thailand about 2 years after the tragic 2004 tsunami, having previously visited many years prior.
I hardly recognised it. Even in Patong the streets were sealed and clean, there was no rubbish, no open drains, all the street hawkers had a spot marked and numbered to sell their goods, and the power lines had been organised and made safe.
Last week Distinguished Professor of Global Business and co-founder of Conscious Capitalism Raj Sisodia joined us for our Tenfold Australia Masterclass, at which every month we are joined by a global influencer.
Raj shared Lincoln's quote and went on to describe how tragic it would be if we didn't take the opportunity to transform following the pandemic.
It would be like recreating chaotic Patong from before the tsunami. How crazy would that be?
Let's not waste the 'stormy present'.
Fight the urge to return to normal.
Embrace the opportunity to 'think anew and act anew'.