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The Starfish Files: One Leader's Account of Insight & Inspiration Under Duress by Alexander Hiam

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6. Opportunities

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It was another beautiful day at the beach, and the manager felt lucky to be able to call what he was doing work. He had walked down to the rocks to get a close-up look at a starfish. It was the mermaid’s idea. She said she wanted to teach him some marine biology. The manager was skeptical of that, however, and suspected it was her way of sharing the next lesson with him.

“The starfish feels its way across the ocean floor,” the mermaid said. “Its five arms are covered with sensors. They are even more sensitive than the skin on your fingers. So in a way, the starfish is almost all hand. It gets so much information with each movement ...

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