Comment 84477

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted December 27, 2012 at 17:55:17 in reply to Comment 84472

Thank You SCRAP! There is a very interesting news article I was just reading about the handing over of the reins of one of the most reputed $100 Billion conglomerate to the new guard.

The advice given by the relatively young outgoing Chairman of 75 yrs, to the new, much younger chief of only 43 years, was striking in its simplicity, and cut to the heart of the matter.

He told him this: "if you want my inputs I will give it to you but be your own man and be yourself and just be driven by the fact that every act you do and every move you make has to stand the test of public scrutiny".

Hamilton's industrial success of decades ago, I believe, was founded on such thinking.

In order to really turn this city around, our old and young entrepreneurs, our public officials including many of our retired politicians who continue to influence extremely poor debates on critical city issues, need to be fired up with such candor.

While our city's productivity continues to be choked by old thinking from those who refuse to retire and allow the new guard to lead -- it is so refreshing to know that one of the most progressive businesses in the world has already handed over the reigns of its immense world wide business operations to the new guard - all of whom in their mid thirties to early fifties.

One can only imagine the impact of such progressive thinking on the productivity and growth of such a business enterprise - and the relevance such trust holds for the younger generation.

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2012-12-27 18:09:41

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