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151 Quick Ideas to Inspire Your Staff by Jerry R. Wilson

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Green Is Growing; Red Is Rotting
Are you aware that those tomatoes in your grocery store were picked green from some faraway, warm climate and shipped in to be sold in your area? Upon arrival, they are put through a gassing process that turns them red. That’s why they often look decent on the outside, and on the inside, they’re yellow and hard. People are often similar to tomatoes: when we’re green, we’re growing—and the moment we turn red, we begin to rot. In our case, rot means that we stagnate and stop learning. Experts tell us that the average person may accumulate knowledge over his or her lifetime, but people really end their learning curve in their early 20s.
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