Facing the Facts of Life with Diversity

I learned very early on in my career that business people face two kinds of issues: problems and facts of life. Problems are solvable. As business people, we attack them. We invent solutions and follow through by executing a plan of action. Facts of life, on the other hand, are not solvable in the same way. Rather, they are issues that we need to take into account when planning and implementing solutions for real, solvable problems.