The following has been contributed by Danny Almagor, founder and CEO of Small Giants. For more about Danny’s work, go to www.smallgiants.com.au.
WE DON’T INVEST IN BUSINESSES TO TRY TO flip them or sell them. We see each one as a long-term relationship, like a marriage. I didn’t marry my wife with the idea of divorcing in seven years and finding someone else. When I got married, I saw a long and abundant future together. I see investing in a company in the same way. This is a relationship that I see flourishing, for the rest of my life.
This mindset has helped build a true sense of empathy, a connection to other people, compassion and love. That is the catchphrase that’s on our website, and it’s how Small Giants attempts to drive our community towards empathy in the new economy.
We’re partners in the future of humankind. We’re brothers and sisters in the future of humankind.
The best solution is not to control. It’s to bring conscious leadership into the workplace. It’s not about ‘if I win, you die’.
Try to embody kindness, compassion and empathy. The Dalai Lama is a great example of that.
The most beautiful story about the Dalai Lama that I’ve heard is that a man was going to meet him to talk about empathy. And on the way there, he saw someone kicking a dog to death. Just kicking it and beating it. The man watching this was outraged; so angry. When he got to the Dalai Lama he told him what had happened. He said, ‘On the way here I saw this dog being ...