UBUNTU

I think therefore I am. The essence of Western worldview coined by Rene Descartes. It perpetuates the idea that our value is determined by our smarts.

I am because we are. This is the essence of UBUNTU philosophy. The African perspective on the value of the individual. You only exist because you form part of a group.

How much of my worldview is determined by an idea I do not even consider in my narrative? How much of this narrative is ingrained in my company culture?

The one perpetuates the self-made man. The lone ranger start-up superstar. The other perpetuates the value of teamwork and collective effort.

We are designing our future. We get to do so on any narrative we like.

Instead of taking our worldview for granted, let’s choose.

 

 

Randy Fath

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