Bakers vs. Eaters
An eater is a person who sees a pie, and says “I want to eat as much of that pie as possible”. The pie is a finite thing, so “what I eat, someone else doesn’t eat. What someone else eats, I don’t eat. I need to eat as much as possible.”
A baker, on the other hand, see the world as a potential for baking MORE pies and baking BIGGER pies. A baker believes that a rising tide floats all boats.
Bakers are more trustworthy. They make it so that everybody can win.
What do you do: bake or eat? Tell us in the comments below, we want to know why!
Big thanks to Guy Kawasaki for this analogy, and for helping enchant the world. Guy is the author of Enchantment: The art of changing Hearts, Minds and Actions. I have read this book, courtesy of Sam Dalton (thanks!) and it has been my favourite book this year – let me know if you would like to borrow it before you buy it.