I’m a city boy, born and bred, but there’s a lot of wisdom in the agricultural community and much of it is immediately and obviously applicable to the cut-and-thrust of the board room.
  • Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
  • Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
  • Life is simpler when you plough around the stump.
  • A bumble bee is considerably faster than a tractor.
  • The words that soak into your ears are those that are whispered … not yelled.
  • Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
  • Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
  • You cannot unsay a cruel word
  • Live a decent, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you get to enjoy it a second time.
  • Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
  • The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, stares back at you from the mirror every morning.
  • If you ever get to thinking you’re a person of considerable influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
I just love that last one. Enjoy the weekend.