As human beings, we like to take control of our lives, plan our next trip, avoid dangerous situations, pursue our dreams. As business leaders, we like to feel in control, mitigate the risks, execute a plan, and make our numbers, but sometimes, a flight gets delayed, a project gets postponed, a hurricane destroys our home, a client cancels our largest contract, a pandemic devastates entire economies.
As human beings and as business leaders, we tend to underestimate luck, to discard black swan events. We tend to ignore good luck and take credit, but when bad luck strikes, we lament our fate. However, if we keep our eyes open and remain positive, the delayed flight leads to a wonderful encounter at the airport bar, the project postponement allows us to be better prepared, the house we rebuild after the hurricane is much nicer than the old one, our new contract generates more profit than the canceled one, the pandemic enables us to turn our company virtual and eliminate many superfluous costs.
At e2f, we’re all exhausted by the successive waves, but although most of us were directly affected by covid, we’ve shown great resilience and managed to ride the waves with a combination of good luck, agility, and determination.
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