Does Poetry Have A Place In Business? One Unsung Success Secret

by Stephanie Denning for Forbes

The month of April marks National Poetry Month. And in the words of suits: So, what?

It’s easy to dismiss poetry as having no direct application to business. In the oft-asked leadership question, “what will this do for me?” the answer isn’t immediately clear. Why bother to read poetry when you can read The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck instead. Adam Gopnik, in his book At The Strangers’ Gate, writes: “Poetry, in our time, is either something you read and write in a classroom or something you give to someone you want to sleep with.” The latter may prove an enticing enough reason for some. But business leaders might be wondering, what’s the point for me?

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