“Be a lotus” as Confucius puts forward. A Lotus remains beautiful even as it lingers in the filthy waters of the pond. Don’t be contaminated. Don’t be influenced by worthless means. Remain radiant among the shadows of the darkness. Be a Lotus. It has to start with one to fill the pond with more.
|Virtuous Business Solutions|
With the business grounds fired by stiff competition plus malcontent for power and fame , is it possible to have a virtuous business? Is there a lotus that stands in the filthy waters of business?
Many business student would say “NO” for the purpose of a business entity is profit. True. Profit is one top driving force of business. Many businessman would resort to ways that risks the environment, the society and the public or even at his own peril. For instance, greedy entrepreneurs indifferently pollute the environment through illegal logging, improper waste disposal, and excessive mining. Some would use violence, sexual immoralities and discrimination for publicity at the end of a higher range of profit. Yet, such operations proved to be of failure, as they fall in the pit of fiasco, bankruptcy and devastation.
|Chinese girls picking up lotus flower.|
It is important that business entities operates in the values of compassion, humility, honesty, discipline and respect. The values that shapes the organizational structure of a company does not only identifies the image of the company but it also represents it’s conscience, its philosophy and management style. It becomes the gauge of companies that run best and last longer.