While taxes can be dodged, death can’t; and life is not the only thing that has an unavoidable end. Companies (including their products and services, relationships (personal, professional), and anything that has been created by man or nature is ephemeral, will change, and eventually come to an end. So, why is it that on most occasions this catches us unprepared or unwilling?
The ancient Greeks believed that the beginning, duration and end of life were determined by a trinity of goddesses, The Fates: Clotho, the spinner of the thread of life, Lachesis, the allottee of the length of said thread, and finally Atropos, responsible for cutting the thread, thus ending one’s life. In our modern days, we focus mostly on how to start and how to grow things, but neglect the last phase: the end.
At the Endings Summit we will focus our attention on why and how things end, and delve into how to plan for – design if you wish – endings in four main areas: Products ; Services ; Relationships ; Life.
This Summit will require the active participation of the attendees.