by Chris Billowsin Business Beller0 commentstags: Business Dilemma, Entreprenuership, Summarizing a Business Organization
For those who believed as I once did that Business is greed focused, I would like the convince you otherwise. Businesses reflect the attitude and values of the owners. A business that becomes focused just on profits loses its true purpose and ends up in the news like Enron. The purpose of business is to provide a service. In successfully doing so, its shareholders are rewarded. We need to breathe to live, but don’t need to focus on breathing to live. In fact, focusing on breathing creates anxiety and poor functioning. The same thinking applies to business profits. A business needs profits to live, but to focus on profits makes for poor functioning because of misplaced attention. In the same way that we naturally breathe as we go about living life, we naturally will create profits as we go about being a service to others.
by Chris Billowsin Business Beller0 commentstags: Business as Endeavor, Entreprenuership
Having worked in government and a couple of its special operating agency incarnations, having been a director on seven non-profits boards, and having helped form two political organizations, I came to the realization that business is business no matter if it is done for profit, not-for-profit, or for principle. The business of business is the need to make difficult decisions regardless of the industry you are in or who your customer is. Difficult decisions need to be made because even if money is not a consideration, time and personal energy availability is. It is simply not possible to be everything to everyone. Somebody needs to decide who gets what health care dollars, who gets the most attention, and who gets exposure to an ad campaign. Business decision making is all about strategy. With this realization, I then asked myself. “Self, if this is the true reality about the working world, would you rather make difficult decisions to quandaries that others put in front of you, or would you rather make difficult decisions about quandaries that you choose to take on?” Being both ambitious and imaginative, I definitely was interested in the latter choice. But also being a realist and the […]