As execution chef to a chain of restaurants, I think your highest potential is not that of cooking nor being a good manager, but that of being able to distance yourself calmly from the chaos of everything - and win numerous wars unscathed.
I fired five people this weekend. One head chef and four line cooks. It is a long story, and I do feel a little sad about everything. But sometimes, we have to cut off the horns of a monster before it devours the whole empire.
You have guessed my bedside book all these days...
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.-Sun Tzu, the Art of War