Tuesday on 22nd, TiE-rockies organized a speaking engagement of Ralph Peterson. Ralph is CEO of CH2M-Hill. $3.8Bn company headquartered in Colorado. The company has an outstanding growth year over year and almost been doubling every few years. One can see real hockey stick in action. Company is 100% owned by its employees. Anyway, a good company with good fundamentals and good people on-board. Also, it is hard to miss how humble and gracious person Ralph is. Kudos to him for making CH2M a good company that was is now in the Fortune Best 100 company to work for.
However, what caught my attention was Ralph’s emphasis on how life is not a zero-sum game. An interesting perspective these days where much thought prevails on the winners and how for each winner there are loosers. One doesn’t have to be a looser for others to win. Win-Win situations do exist and how one should attempt to find win-win situations. Much on non-Zero-sum and how it has shaped human destiny can be found at Robert Wright page. Ralph mentioned this book during his chat – one book that is now in my list to read soon.