Vision, Collaboration and Trust

“People sense human need and respond to their conscience in trying to meet that need. And when they meet that need, they see another, and meet that, and on and on. Little by little, they begin to generalize this sense of need and start thinking of ways to institutionalize their efforts so they can be sustained.” Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit. Deceased author Stephen Covey made this comment about Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur and economist who was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Grameen Bank for their activities in microcredit. There are several takeaways from Covey’s insight and, of course, Yunus’ remarkable societal contribution. To me it’s the amazing sustainability of vision, collaboration and trust that both these leaders exemplify. These are the qualities that became the hallmark of my namesake company, TPG, and it is upon these foundation stones I embark on building a new…