Charles Passero Posted about 4 years ago Wealth and power have been our conventional measures of success. What definition will better sustain us now and how can we move into it? In my opinion, some of the answers to this question lie in how literal we define wealth and power. If wealth can be only be attributed to those with high material value, then I believe we are in need of changed thinking. If wealth can be measured in how many people we have made a connection with in life then I think being wealthy is on a positive spin. All in all, our view of wealth and success is close to accurate. A wealthy person has probably made great connections with others and achieved in accordance with Maslow's needs. This is at least some form of success and one that not all achieve. Our view of being unique and having accomplishments feeds into this ideal of what a successful person "looks like". That said, we are definitely in need of progressive business models focused away from greed and isolation. Detracting humans from social and family life for becoming wealthy is not positive. Power is a very relative term, but I agree it is a major measure of success. We all view power differently which probably makes it a bad standard for much of anything. If i am charged with making power an adequate measure of success; I am defining it as power over one's own body and mind. By looking within first we can create truly powerful, innovative thinkers and emotionally intelligent communicators.