Aesop & Business: Evil Tendencies Are Shown In Early Life

The Blind Man and the Whelp

A BLIND MAN was accustomed to distinguishing different animals by

touching them with his hands.  The whelp of a Wolf was brought

him, with a request that he would feel it, and say what it was.

He felt it, and being in doubt, said:  “I do not quite know

whether it is the cub of a Fox, or the whelp of a Wolf, but this

I know full well.  It would not be safe to admit him to the


“Evil tendencies are shown in early life.”

In business, your earliest positions in any company will shape your trajectory within that company.  Make certain that you are putting your best foot forward early on in your career, for a positive brand can often overcome a negative result, but a negative brand will always overcome positive results as you move up the corporate ladder.

About Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian)

Todd Hagopian received his BA from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a Financial Advisor and a Bank Manager before returning to school. He attended Michigan State University, where he completed an MBA with a double-major in Finance and Marketing. Todd is now a Senior Product Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He frequently writes about business issues, social media strategy, and political issues that he finds important. Enjoy the blog!

Posted on December 9, 2011, in Aesop's Fables & Business and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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