Only in this way will be have the thriving, fair and equitable workplace--and world--that we all want and deserve!
The surprising thing is how different these messages can be. What I like about Boston (or rather Cambridge) is that the message there is: you should be smarter.
Sometimes ambition gets a bad rap--seen as a negative attribute rather than a positive one.
In my experience, it's ambition that drives people to accomplish great things--without it, nothing great would ever get done.
Some are conformists, others passive or perhaps unmotivated.
Many of them are embittered towards life and don't understand that it is precisely their lack of ambition which sabotages their future: they are unable to imagine their future and, therefore, to create it for themselves.The reason people there care about Larry and Sergey is not their wealth but the fact that they control Google, which affects practically everyone. Where you live should make at most a couple percent difference.But if you look at the historical evidence, it seems to matter more than that. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder. But the clearest message is that you should be richer.New York tells you, above all: you should make more money. You really should get around to reading all those books you've been meaning to.And we must also teach them that ambition can, and should, work to benefit others and society in general.Today, we should demand those who will lead us into the future to provide us a clear vision, with ambitious and challenging goals that inspire all of us to accomplish them.Ambitious people take charge of their destiny and don't expect others to bow down to their needs. They know where they are going and what they have to do to get there.They are capable of changing and measuring up to their dreams, always watchful of the opportunities that are out there for those who are willing to see them and seize them.Those who wish to be more, know more, do more, give more or have more, have a purpose and a powerful internal drive that leads them to dream bigger and go further.Ambition drives them to advance and accomplish their goals.