This week’s focus: Yesterday I heard that the Chinese word for crisis – wei-chi – could also be interpreted as meaning opportunity. This seems an apt thing to learn in a week where Christians are celebrating Easter and the Jewish festival of Passover begins. Both these religious events commemorate the hope and optimism that is possible in even the darkest of times.

Crisis and opportunity often co-exist. It’s easy to focus on the immediate issue and to solve the problem, but you may miss the opportunity.

What are the major issues and problems that you are facing in your business, and what new opportunities could they offer you?

Off The Record: Better Things by The Kinks (Davies)

I know you’ve got a lot of good things happening up ahead

The past is gone, it’s all been said

So here’s to what the future brings

I know tomorrow

You’ll find better things

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