Quought for the Day #29 – Gerry Riskin

A couple of months ago, I flew to Los Angeles. I was there only for six hours. My goal was to meet Gerry Riskin for lunch. As expected, the trip was worth WAY more than it costed me. It was a pleasure to meet with Gerry and get to know him and learn from him. Would I do such a trip again? To meet Gerry – of course!

Gerald Riskin is a Canadian lawyer and Business School graduate with a global reputation as an author, management consultant and pioneer in the field of professional firm economics and marketing. After winning two Queen Elizabeth Scholarships, he practiced law from 1973, in 1979 becoming a partner with one hundred-year-old Emery Jamieson and then in 1984 becoming the Managing Partner of Snyder & Company with offices in Canada and Hong Kong. Gerry was consistently one of the top three rainmakers in his firm and quickly began to develop a reputation which led to a demand for his abilities to teach others to do the same.

My $.02: I have always believed that this world is what we all make of it. Think about Gerry’s question and you will see that all of us should take “some” responsibility to make this world a better place.

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Gerry’s Quought for the Day

Whereas most of us live our lives by focussing on our families and our work without preoccupation with global events, are the emerging global socio-political dangers sufficiently significant and imminent that we should involve them more as we plan our day-to-day lives, perhaps for example, by actively joining the wars against ignorance, intolerance and poverty?

Related Links:
1. Gerry’s Company: Edge International
2. Gerry’s Blog: Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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