Thursday, July 13, 2006

Chinese proverbs for Type A types

When the wind rises, some people build walls. Others build windmills.

When is the best time to plant a tree? A hundred years ago. When is the second-best time to plant a tree? Yesterday.

Daniel Gross wonders why business executives are so fond of quoting Chinese proverbs. Did you know that the old story about Chinese character for crisis being the same as that for opportunity is not quite correct?