- Albert Zenkoff
- Management, arete, blind men and an elephant, engineering, excellence, holistic approach, long-term view, philosophy, quality, security, systemic approach, value, virtue
The ancient Greeks had a concept of “aretê” (/ˈærətiː/) that is usually loosely translated to English as “quality”, “excellence”, or “virtue”. It was all that and more: the term meant the ultimate and harmonious fulfillment of task, purpose, function, or even the whole life. Living up to this concept was the highest achievement one could ...