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The Four Harmonious Friends in Business

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I was organizing material for a webinar I have coming up in February regarding teams when I came across the Bhutanese fable about the “Four Harmonious Friends.” What a great representation of unity!

As the story goes, the bird finds a seed and plants it. Then, the rabbit waters it, and the monkey fertilizes it. Once the seed sprouts and begins to grow, the elephant protects it.

After some time, the small plant grows into a big, beautiful tree full of healthy fruit. By working together and using their individual talents, the four friends are able to reach and enjoy the fruit. (Source)

puenzhi1I also started looking at this from a business perspective.

An entrepreneur identifies a need or want in the market. (Seed>Grow)

The investors and stakeholders put time and money into it. (Water>Fertilize)

Once the business grows, the government regulates it. (Protection)

“By working together and using their individual talents, the four friends are able to reach and enjoy the fruit.”

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