A core principle of ancient Buddhist philosophy is that all living and inanimate things are interconnected and interdependent. In recent decades, physics has gone a long way toward substantiating this claim. Philosophy aside, it is undeniably the case that we live in human ecosystems – our personal and professional actions causing ripple effects within and beyond the communities we inhabit.
Leaders in a wide range of fields agree that success doesn't happen in isolation, and that this is increasingly the case as our 21st century challenges become ever more complex. What's needed now is collective awareness and action built upon empathy as opposed to narcissism.