Business success

CLEARING THE PATH

CLEARING THE PATH

What is the single most important core competency one has to develop to start or develop a business? 

This question is routinely asked by someone in business development forums. Someone of course who has an answer. Don't expect me to be an exception to this rule. 

I would like to think about this question with some sort of historic perspective. 

MEETING NEEDS

MEETING NEEDS

Why do we start a business?

I hear or read many points of views on the subject. Mostly, starting a business is done for the possible immediate foreseeable consequence in case of success: Money. Then the goal becomes success.

People doing great things in my sphere of conscience show me that this seems to be the going metric. Success.

ENTREPRENEURIAL VISION - A SPIRITUAL CALLING

ENTREPRENEURIAL VISION - A SPIRITUAL CALLING

I have always been interested in “sustainable” as it could pertain to economy and business. I am therefore interested in “Holistic” as it could be related to industrial and business management. After all, what is good for individual health, or the agricultural industry should be good for business health.

The first thing to understand about “Holistic” is that it is a concept; it is neither an idea nor a recipe. It has no “RIGHTs and WRONGs”, no “DOs and DON’Ts”.

This concept, I believe can only “felt”. I cannot be understood as math or logic can. It is of “Essence”, of “Being”, not of any metric or of any action.

I will draw here a parallel between living, breathing organism, and a business. A business is an entity of its own. It has a legal existence, owns things, acts, and sometime spawns and reproduces (especially in Franchise business models). It can be sick, and when it is, “doctors” are called to diagnose and cure the patient. Sometimes they can’t succeed and the business dies.