Brazil: Paranoia Needed
Post on December 30, 2010, 1:46 pm by the-victoria-law-group 1 Comments
Andrew Grove, one of the founders and leaders of chip giant Intel, was known for his philosophy and a book of the same title â€œOnly the Paranoid Surviveâ€. His belief, like Stephen Covey, was that you have to continue to â€œSharpen the Sawâ€, you have to continue to get better in order to survive. The world keeps advancing. If you stand still, you will perish. Noted South American scholar Andres Oppenheimer recently wrote that although most observers agree that Brazil is a country on the rise, it could use a healthy and constructive dose of paranoia if they are going to stay there. And that is historically Brazil’s Achilles Heel: the inability to finish. Whether it is at the World Cup, or uplifting its middle class, Brazil cannot rest on its laurels.
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