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The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success--by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work by Joe Plumeri

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Principle 1

Everyone Has the Same Plumbing

Wall Street is an insular world. If you spend decades in that corporate culture as I have, you can start to think you’re not able to connect with people from other places, especially far-off places and foreign countries—people there talk funny; they have different ways. But my time in London working for the insurance broker Willis starting in 2000 reminded me that when you come right down to it, we all have the same plumbing. Before that time I would tend to think of English people and German people and French people as being somehow strange and unknowable, but not after my time at Willis.

The September 11, 2001, attacks had an impact on all of our lives. That’s a given. But I think we could have learned ...

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