The word ‘mentor’ goes all the way back to Greek mythology (it was the name of young Telemachus’s adviser in Homer’s Odyssey). And just as Shakespeare gave us many words that have percolated their way into everyday speech – including, interestingly, the word ‘manager’ – Homer’s Mentor became an everyday description for a trusted, experienced adviser.
Mark Zuckerberg was mentored by Steve Jobs during the early days of Facebook. Twitter CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey turns to Disney CEO Bob Iger when he needs business advice.
How busy are you? Do you have so much on your plate that the list of things to do never gets any smaller, yet your business isn’t growing at the rate you expect? Are you suffering the fate of the ‘busy fool’?