Tamara Darvish
Business executive

Tamara Darvish

Vice president of Darcars Automotive Group and chairwoman of the board of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association.

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Forget failure

Q: "Precious," a critically acclaimed new movie starring Gabourey Sidibe, chronicles the journey of an abused 16-year-old girl struggling to overcome her parents' brutality. What can we learn from those who are able to survive terrible circumstances? What's the most inspiring survival story you've encountered?

I think we should focus more on studying those who survive tragic circumstances rather than the opposite. We continue to read reports & studies, etc., about failure rather than focusing and highlighting what makes people successful.

There always will be a better return on investment (of time, emotion, etc.) if we focus on the strengths, and accept and manage weaknesses.

The most inspiring survival story I have encountered was that of Alex Haley and his ancestors.

By Tamara Darvish  |  November 20, 2009; 1:27 AM ET  | Category:  survival as success Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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