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Of Right People, Safety Nets, and Unleashed Potentials: Entrepreneurship Reimagined
What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Cirque du Soleil?
Artists defying gravity, showcasing breath-taking performances, all under a grand, colourful big top.
Now, imagine if the performers were selected for their ability to sell tickets, not their acrobatics.
That's what happens when you don't hire the right people.
Jim Collins, in his bestseller Good to Great, emphasized, "First who, then what."
Hire the right people.
A simple lesson often overlooked by entrepreneurs in their quest for rapid growth.
Your next big venture isn't a product. It's a person.
Get them on board, then see how the boat sails.
It's not about filling vacancies. It's about finding the missing puzzle pieces.
Once aboard, protect them. Not just from physical harm. But from fear, uncertainty, micromanagement.
Imagine a trapeze artist attempting a triple somersault, knowing the safety net is full of holes.
Performance suffers when safety is in question.
Create an environment that nurtures creativity, not fear.
Protect them. Let them take risks. Let them fail.
Remember, a safety net isn't a sign of weakness. It's a trampoline to greater heights.
With the right people and the right environment in place, what's left?
Let them do what they do best.
Give them the stage and watch them dance.
Steve Jobs once shared, "It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do."
Trust your hiring process. Trust your people.
Foster an environment where eagles soar, not where parrots simply repeat.
In the grand circus of entrepreneurship, you're not a ringmaster, but a conductor.
Creating symphonies, not dictating solos.
Entrepreneurship isn't a one-person show. It's a vibrant, dynamic performance that thrives on diverse talents.
Your role as an entrepreneur is not to do the work, but to build the team that will.
Your company's strength is not just in your product, your marketing, or your balance sheet.
It lies in hiring the right people, shielding them, and giving them the freedom to amaze you.