A Committee of Potatoes

In the hands of a great master, everything is of value.

When making up a team to work together, it will be more interesting if there are different flavors of people. Think of it as cooking. You would never plan a menu of all potatoes. Don’t plan a committee of potatoes, either.

A master chef will balance a meal to include the five tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. When we look at a project in this way, we see the value of having different kinds of people in the group. We may not like someone who is sour, but that person might be exactly what is required to balance your team.

 When everything is in harmony and balanced, it doesn’t get any better than this. Especially if you use it like a master chef would use it – as an opportunity to build up resources against the less harmonious times that will come.