Why love is good for business

Let me start with a story. Before my wife and I had our first child last May, we reconnected with some old friends. They had recently had twins after a very difficult pregnancy that their doctor described as one in ten thousand (and not in a good way).

I asked them for advice when it came to navigating a life change as major as having children, particularly under such stressful circumstances. Their response? “Be really, really good to each other. Just focus on loving each other, and everything else will be fine.”

Of course, these days, few would disagree that love should be a core component of a marriage. But does love have a place in business?

Many would say no. Business isn’t personal. It’s about streamlining operations and maximizing profit.


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