People learn things from others. Sometime some things, views of others change our life. South African businessman Raymond Ackerman learnt a great lesson from his lecturer, Professor WH Hutt on his first day at varsity.
Professor WH Hutt the class of 40 students “why they were there”?
Obviously, many would answer “money” but before anyone could say this Professor WH Hutt answered:
“I’ll answer for you: you all want to make money quickly. Put your hands up, if that’s why you’ve come here.”
“I’m going to fail you all in three years time if you haven’t changed your views by then” said Professor WH Hutt before anyone could object.
Raymond Ackerman believes that this was one of the great life lessons he learnt. In an interview to iol.co.za he said:
“He hammered into us for three years that you’re in business for the consumer, like a doctor is there for his patients. The more you care about your mission, the more successful you’ll be.”