“One day our headmaster walked into the classroom and put up a broad white sheet of paper with a small black dot in the corner. ‘Boys,’ he asked, ‘what do you see?’ All of us shouted in unison, ‘A black dot!’ Then he said, ‘So not a single one of you saw the broad white sheet of paper? Don’t go through life with that attitude.’.”
A Black Dot!
I don’t know much about Koffi Annan the former UN Sacretary General, but from what I gathered, he was gifted at seeing the big picture, especially when it came tonegotiating and solving complex problems around the world.