Bamboo - a symbol of strength and longevity. It bends and sways and doesn't break. A great way to think about how one should be in the business world or the world on general. Be flexible - see all sides - understand and then make informed decision. Share a sip of sake with a friend or business partner as you discuss important issues. Although you see people drink it all at once many prefer to sip and take their time. Try this approach next time you enjoy sake.