by Sam Chand
In the city of Delhi, India stands the majestic Qutub Minar, a tower that imitates the silhouette of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. This impressive structure was built by a king over 2,000 years ago. He chose to use an innovative design, choosing interlocking, quality materials over mortar or cement. The results stand strong to this day, a testament to the legacy of hard, quality work.
However, just to the side of the Qutub Minar sits a neighboring tower. This copycat was built by what we can consider a “competing” king. He craved the glory of constructing a tower like the Qutub Minar, but chose to employ cheap materials in his own tower.
He used dirt and bricks. Today, what does his tower look like? It’s half-built. It’s not even an entire structure any longer. The lesson is clear: if you want your legacy to last, it’s not only essential to clarify what you’re building—you also must know what you’re building with!
What materials are you using in your organization today? Are they quality, or have you settled and compromised for cheap, quick fixes? What you pay for is what will define your legacy in the years to come. Simply put, use good stuff!