The Goose & the Golden Egg

There was once a Countryman who possessed the most wonderful Goose you can imagine, for every day when he visited the nest, the Goose had laid a beautiful, glittering, golden egg.

The Countryman took the eggs to market and soon began to get rich. But it was not long before he grew impatient with the Goose because she gave him only a single golden egg a day. He was not getting rich fast enough.

Then one day, after he had finished counting his money, the idea came to him that he could get all the golden eggs at once by killing the Goose and cutting it open. But when the deed was done, not a single golden egg did he find, and his precious Goose was dead.

Those who have plenty want more and so lose all they have.*

A moral fit for our time.  Business does well when it manages a profit, but managing to a goal of maximum profit is proving unsustainable.  I live to support enlightened leaders who want to care better for those who choose to participate in the business they lead.  Find me here to discuss how I can help you nurture the goose.

I started this blog as I have long had many thoughts on the subject of people and why we matter.  My hope in sharing these thoughts is that more than a few heads might nod, that others might share their perspectives, all in the interest of getting to the truth of the matter.  To this end, I openly welcome your comments.

Be well. Be kind. Bring compassion.

~ Jacqueline

Jacqueline Gargiulo

Evolving Human Effectiveness in Business, Community and Society

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DISCLAIMER: The statements or opinions expressed herein are my own and are not to be attributed in any way to any employer or professional affiliation.

2 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Cynthia Wade Says:

    Thanks for sharing Jacqueline. You have a gift for words and some very valuable insights. It was a good start to the day!

  2. Beth (Nelson) Shade Says:

    Oh to feel one of your “healing hugs” would be so wonderful…life sure continues on and I suppose the value of age is that we can look back and admire the many friendships we have had and shared. Congratulations to you and all your MANY successes Jacqueline…I can still here you playing the piano and singing at a school room at Webster University…

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