March 1, 2010

Very Short But Amazing Speech by Coca Cola CEO Bryan Dyson

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the Air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.”


This holds true even if you own your business! Time for me to take a break and take my girlfriend out tonight :)

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  1. striker17 March 2, 2010 at 6:49 am

    wow awsome speech

  2. Nurul Ferdous March 2, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Nice speech indeed!

    I am sharing my honest opinion on it. I think there is another thing let’s say this as the referee’s whistle(MONEY) which control all those balls. So eventually if your whistle is good all balls will be under control else you know what gonna happen :)

  3. Safique Ahmed Faruque March 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Liked it.

  4. Chandra Shaker Avvaru March 2, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Very good speech.

  5. jabed March 2, 2010 at 9:24 am

    thnks for nic speach…it means a lots when id comes from someone like you! god bless you

  6. Mahmud Ahsan March 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Giving sufficient time in family is very important. I think it should be the 2nd priority after work. If you don’t work properly, you can’t survive and enjoy with your family. And if you don’t give proper time to your family, your family members may think you’re getting far away from them day by day.

  7. Apfelgluck March 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Amazing indeed when one knows what the quality of the beverage is… not!

  8. alex bard March 3, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Wow – very very well said!

  9. jm March 3, 2010 at 5:51 am

    The first part (the 5 balls) is from the the book “Suzanne’s Diary to Nicholas” by James Patterson , page 20 of the hardcover edition.

  10. Required March 3, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    And why is it then that all Coca Cola employees at South Latin and Latin Center work overtime every day?

  11. Mario April 1, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Hey jm…you are wrong. James patterson borrowed it from Dyson for his book, and never gave credit. Dyson gave the speech that created the meme many years ago at Georgia tech

  12. Ratul Chandra June 20, 2010 at 7:12 am

    This speech is amazing . From my point of view Work is a gift of GOD and other 4 things should be maintain by this GOD gift .

  13. Krishna July 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Its an Amazing speech, but am wondering how come he is working with Coke ?
    Complete contradiction of his preaching.

  14. Zena August 29, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Please advise, procedure for getting permission to quote My Dyson in book about my life of emotional abuse

    Thank you


  15. bawar November 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I like it!

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  17. Asad July 21, 2011 at 8:16 am

    @Nurul Ferdous
    Very well said

  18. shala hadine September 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    its funny how a few simple words can change someone’s outlook on life…great speech, and im not saying that just because i like coca cola

  19. Kent Villalobos June 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Nice one!!! I’m really inpressed!

  20. Wilbur Benal June 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Sounds like you’ve never worked in a call center…


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