Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the year of the Ox! According to Wikipedia:
The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. This powerful sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. As one might guess, such people are dependable, calm, and modest. Like their animal namesake, the Ox is unswervingly patient, tireless in their work, and capable of enduring any amount of hardship without complaint.
Interesting consider the period we’re in right now. Banks and the financial markets are all F*d. My personal belief is that a lot of it is due to cutting corners, not doing jobs properly and going for the easy buck. The problem with the easy buck is that it all comes unravelled pretty quickly.
I hope Obama can be an Ox. But more importantly I hope the financial markets can be Ox-like in their recovery.
I’m hoping entrepreneurs and investors can be Ox-like in their execution. And I’m hoping big business rediscover their inner Ox’s.
So welcome to the year of the Ox, bring it on.