A Blue Heron Instructs on Patience

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Patience's Merits

We live in an activist business culture, meaning we are biased toward action to solve problems. For instance, reorganizations often occur simply to show something is being done when most of the time they achieve very little. In reality, neither action nor inaction is better; it all depends upon the situation. Intuitive approaches often involve…

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Business Examples of Patience’s Merits

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Patience's Merits

A question posted by Expat 21 asked for examples of patience in the workplace, especially those demonstrating a contrast between American and other cultures. While I find non-American cultures more patient, the examples I have aren’t that distinguishable by cultures except in their acceptance of patience-oriented approaches and the rules under which they might apply…

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Business Examples of Patience’s Merits (Pt 2): Ethical Behavior

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Patience's Merits

When I first wrote about patience, a commenter asked for examples of its merits. So, when I ran across the article “No Rush” (The Economist, July 7,2012 edition) and the online interview between Adrian Wooldridge of The Economist and Frank Partnoy, I decided to revisit patience since both provided more excellent examples of patient’s merits….

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