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The age-old adage, “he who dies with the most toys wins,” was popularized by the business and finance world. The idea behind this quote is that accumulating wealth and possessions is the ultimate measure of success. However, there is another perspective on this idea that challenges this notion.
Arthur Brooks, a former president of the American Enterprise Institute, offers a different perspective on this quote. He says, “he who dies with the most toys dies.” This statement suggests that pursuing material wealth and possessions is ultimately futile and that true happiness and fulfillment cannot be found in material possessions.
In business, getting caught up in the rat race of accumulating wealth and possessions is easy. We are constantly bombarded with messages telling us we must have the latest gadgets, cars, and designer clothes to succeed.
But is this really what success is all about?
The truth is that true success is not about accumulating material wealth and possessions. It is about finding happiness and fulfillment in one’s life. It is about creating meaningful relationships, positively impacting the world, and living purposefully.
In business, it is important to remember that pursuing material wealth and possessions is not the ultimate goal. Instead, we should focus on creating value for our customers, building strong relationships with our employees and partners, and positively impacting the world.
About Mike Brewer
My mission is to tease out the human potential in the multifamily space.