In this week’s parsha we look into the value of continuing education.

“I don’t care if you’re a billion dollar company, in one moment you can go bankrupt.”

“That’s ridiculous. A poor strategy can be adjusted. A poor team replaced. Capital can be raised. It takes time to bankrupt a conglomerate.”

“Think of Kodak. The minute digital pictures became available, that’s when Kodak went bankrupt. No, it didn’t happen overnight. But, from that moment on, Kodak was a train going downhill. A doomed enterprise.”

“Ideas are the core of a company. When an idea becomes irrelevant the company becomes irrelevant.”

Ideas are the blueprint of the world: behavior patterns, manners, and the definition of morality, are all the manifestation of an idea.

The challenge is to differentiate good ideas from the bad ones.

Life has its way in convincing us that “no so right” is normal, and “not so wrong” is okay. How is it possible to bankrupt a corrupt thinking pattern?

The answer is obvious: just as a brilliant idea was able to automatically bust an out of date conglomerate, so too the truth will automatically bankrupt corruption.

The Talmud refers to Torah as the blueprint of the world. Torah is a true unbiased moral system designed as an operating system for the world we live in.

If we seek the truth, if we seek unbiased and just morals, the blueprint of the world is the address. Learning Torah is the answer.

A moment of clarity will dispel years of confusion. A small flame will penetrate the thickest fog of darkness.

Don’t believe me. Try it out. Take any subject matter and find out what the Torah has to say. You will be shocked. I have seen this first hand with professors, educators, therapists, and politicians.

Dare yourself and you will enrich your life!