The Four Brothers, or How to Build an Effective Team

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Part of the INSEAD Business Press book series (IBP)


Once upon a time, there was a poor farmer and his wife. They tried their hardest to scratch a living from the land, which was full of thistles and rocks and had very thin, patchy soil. The weather was also unpredictable: sometimes it did not rain for months on end; sometimes it did not stop raining for weeks at a time. The farmer and his wife worked very hard, but they often went to bed hungry, so that their children had enough to eat.


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© Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEADFrance
  2. 2.INSEADSingapore
  3. 3.INSEADAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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