Joseph Bismark has always looked at life a little differently to most people, I have now read much of the youth he spent studying with monks in the Philippines. After leaving the religious world at the age of 17 Bismark embarked on a period of adjustment in his life that led to his co-founding of the QI Group and a corporate life that did not seem to suit the temperament of the executive.
I was impressed by the fact that Bismark decided to not throw in the towel of his business life, but instead found a new way to work within the confines of the corporate life in a way that would assist him in the future. Bismark took the chance to become a motivational speaker and search for ways to conduct business in a new and more socially conscious way. I feel we can all learn from the work of Bismark in caring for his employees and knowing that when his business associates are happy the customers they serve are usually happy too.