|Thich Nhat Hanh (photo by pixaduc)|
He then went on to given example after example of how President Barack Obama has exemplified this mindset. Clinton described Obama as "a man who believes we can build a new American Dream economy driven by innovation and creativity, education and cooperation" – a man who appointed Republicans to key positions such as Secretary of Defense, Army and Transportation - and a man who appointed Democratic rivals to key positions such as Vice President and Secretary of State. Perhaps the most quotable of all Clinton's examples was this one: Heck, he even appointed Hillary!
Clinton's "no man is an island" theme skillfully offsets notions of building a business (or anything else for that matter) singlehandedly. As Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has so often reminded us, there really is no such thing as a singlehanded venture. Hanh's concept of Interbeing explains that even the production of a single sheet of paper is dependent upon trees, rain and sun – not to mention the talents and labor of a multitude of people.
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