Kipling’s poem conveys many of the virtues we look to mentors to impart to their proteges. It’s timeless, even though the emphasis Kipling gave to paternalism now seems out of date. We can view it today as the passing on of universal wisdom gained through experience.
Dr Atter is Managing Director of Dare2Know Ltd.
Dr Atter holds Masters degrees at the London School of Economics and Ashridge Business School, and completed his doctorate at the Institute of Work-based Learning at Middlesex University.
He is a former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Birkbeck, and is now a Visiting Fellow at the Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research.
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