It's difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand something without experiencing it firsthand. This is true in business, life and love. Last week, I had a humbling experience on a trip to Haiti that reminded me of the importance of experience.
Policy debates are one thing, but in the villages of Malawi and Ethiopia there are mothers who live on a fine line between life and death and who are desperately praying for their own little miracles.
If you think of peanuts as just something to eat at ball games or as the essential ingredient in a peanut-butter-and jelly sandwich, you are seriously underestimating Arachis hypogaea.