Great Communicators: Mahatma Ghandi

Beach Walk Insights - Volume 2, Issue 3 - Play time 2m 34s

This edition of Great Communicators is inspired by another piece of family history I discovered when rummaging around in my garage. This old, wooden chest belonged to my father and dates back to his service in the Royal Army Medical Corps towards the end of the Second World War Two.

This box reminds me of story Dad told me - being his view on a piece of world history.

Around 67 years ago my father was on a troop ship, returning to the UK from a tour of duty in the far east. They had just docked in Port Said, Egypt when news broke that Mahatma Ghandi had sadly been assassinated. Dad related how they weren't allowed ashore during that particular stop-over.

Ghandi demonstrated how one person with a strong, simple vision can galvanise an entire nation. Although your ambition for your business might not involve you in global politics, as it did Ghandi, it's just as important that you have a simple, clear vision that can be easily communicated. 

 

Posted on January 23, 2015 and filed under Great Communicators.