John Bogle’s book Enough has a chapter has some profound insights on the performance of business and Wall Street. Bogle was the Founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group. One chapter is entitled, “Too Much Success, Not Enough Character.” It’s worth a read.
At a party given by a billionaire in Shelter Island, NY, novelist Kurt Vonnegut informs his pal, Joseph Heller, that their host made more money in a single day than Heller had earned from his wildly popular novel Catch 22, over its whole history. Heller responds, “Yes but I have something he will never have…enough.”
Abundant thinking people always want to add more value in any exchange. But they come from a perspective of “enough.” They are more interested in giving than getting.