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The New Corporate Facts of Life by Diana Rivenburgh

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CONCLUSION

Lessons for the Road

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.Learn as if you were to live forever.

— MAHATMA GANDHI

I AM SITTING AT THE SAME DESK where I thought so hard about what to write in the Introduction to this book. What can I say? That I hope you've enjoyed the book and will profit from it as you continue your own journey toward a prosperous future? I'd rather tell a story.

Sometimes the letter carrier brings the happiest news. One day a few years ago, he delivered a beautifully embossed envelope. I guess I shouldn't have felt all that surprised by the card inside. After all, I had attended an event that had prompted this invitation (more about that in a moment). But I still felt quite a thrill of anticipation when I read:

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