negotiating the ordinary business of life
When I was practicing law (that's a quarter of a century, folks) I never read the business page of the newspaper.
I didn't want to work on Sunday morning.
Here's how I read the Sunday New York Times.
- the magazine
- the "Style" section (Carrie Bradshaw called it the Women's Sports page, particularly with reference to the wedding announcements)
- the Front Page
- the Sunday Book Review (I was a Lit major after all)
- Arts & Leisure
Business went straight to the trash.
What was I thinking?
I was thinking like an employee, that's how was I thinking. What I was thinking was paycheck, 401K, time off, Christmas bonus, profit sharing.
Now I read the business page first. For three reasons.
- Because Whitney Johnson handed me a business koan several weeks ago that I keep applying to my personal life ~ if markets are efficient, I should succeed best at what I do best. (not a direct quote)
- because the Sunday Money column quoted the "great economist Alfred Marshall" as saying economics is the "study of mankind in the ordinary business of life."
- because knowing what's happening in business has become the business of my life at She Negotiates.