• Adil Malia

Life Lessons from A Pack of Cards

Deeply hidden in the metaphors of a Pack of Cards are the secrets of life and the distilled lessons of Leadership.

PLAYING cards were invented by the Chinese before AD1000. They reached Europe around 1360, not directly from China but from the Mameluke empire of Egypt. The history of suitmarks demonstrates a fascinating interplay between words, shapes and concepts that indicate promoters for success in life.

Rewards ( Diamonds) are an outcome of the efforts you put in (Spades), the motivating environment that engages (Flowers) and the emotional balance you reflect (Hearts).

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