Generosity in Business

Businesspeople must strive to be smart, but they also must know how to be genuinely kind to all sorts of people.

Nobel physicist Steven Chu puts it this way: “in your future life, cultivate a generous spirit. In all negotiations, don’t bargain for the last, little advantage. Leave the change on the table. In your collaborations, always remember that ‘credit’ is not a conserved quantity. In a successful collaboration, everybody gets 90 percent of the credit.”

Simple acts of generosity can go a long way and be well-remembered by the receiver and satisfactory for the giver. At the end of the day, business deals with not just employees, workers, or users, but people.

Chase Robbins