Approaching Boston. Photo: Christine Locher

Show me the money (meet the values)

First of all, nothing wrong with listing money as a value (you might, of course, call it “affluence” or “prosperity” or something slightly more refined-sounding, that’s OK). And your old friends might bristle, and your colleagues might cheer, and that’s OK too.

  • Money can be a bit of a taboo, which means if people trust you enough to talk about it, you get to talk about stuff that really matters
  • Money is very rarely a thing in and of itself as a value. It usually represents something deeper, and what that is is very individual (again, makes for really good substantial conversations about things people actually care about).

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