Friday, March 15, 2013

Magic Pixie Dust

Ever wish you could sacrifice your SOW to the marketing or sales God? Whenever you need to fix something, you just sprinkle some pixie dust and poof, all is better.

Life doesn't work that way. But wouldn't that be a great job in your office, Chief Sacrifice Officer.

We should be so lucky to do some magic and be redeemed, or so you think.

What makes this different from what is found in this week's parsha is the spiritual aspects that were implied from the mistakes people made that could be absolved. Every religion has a way, maybe because it is easier on Earth to accept this.

In business it would help if one could back out of mistakes, but then we would not learn from them if we knew thy would just get magically resolved.

Instead we focus our efforts on not having the same outcomes. The Torah recognizes people are not perfect and provides an out for their inner feelings of regret and mistaken actions.

The chance to think about what we did, on purpose or by accident, in order to make a better tomorrow is what make us all unique. The ability as an organization or a community to admit mistakes, to clients, each other, or God, is the message which we can take from this week's parsha.

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Parsha Vayikra in the book of Vayikra 1:1 - 5:26

It is said that the Torah or Bible could be interpreted in over 70 ways. More likely these days 100's of ways. In light of this idea, I am writing some posts that bring a business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom