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.