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The Orbital Perspective by Muhammad Yunus, Astronaut Ron Garan

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CHAPTER SIX

The Key Is “We”

image I recently attended a national summit on infrastructure at the Harvard Business School. One of the speakers, Senator Barbara Mikulski, told a story about how every month the women of the senate—Democrats and Republicans—meet for dinner. They meet without staff, without memos, and without the normal overhead that comes with political meetings in Washington. The dinners are designed to be all about relationships and listening. The idea is to create an atmosphere in which the senators do not judge each other. Senator Mikulski felt this to be a very powerful tool to break down barriers to cooperation and to provide a common ...

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