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November 2, 2020

It's not about you.

Adam Cuppy



Advisor / Founding Partner
Medford, OR

I love to fly. It's quick. It's efficient. It's safe... as long as it's not reliant on me alone.

I have little to no control over the flight itself. The airline makes a concerted effort to reduce/eliminate my influence as much as possible. Why? They don't trust me alone. Then who do they trust? The pilot? The plane? The attendants? The mechanics? You and I, both, know the answer: None of the above, individually, and all of the above, collectively.

What keeps the passengers and crew alive, the shareholders financially secure, the CEO employed, the insurance provider profitable, the news outlets focused on other things? Collective harmony and not the efforts of one.

The hit musical Hamilton is just ink on a page without a collective of performers, technicians, support crew, and engaged audience members. It's the harmony of everyone playing their role that creates something exceptional.

Great teams are not void of individualized excellence. Effective teams require the remarkable efforts of highly capable people. However, great teams cannot exist without harmony. Everyone must play their part for the betterment of the whole. And, as the Vulcan saying goes, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."

Go forth. Harmonize.

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