Recognition of skills

The current models within corporate institutions often recognize certain skills as more important than others, this is unfortunately to the detriment of some. We often overlook the very reason that made us go and study through various institutions, apply for certain jobs, expose ourselves to certain industries, network, and continuous development. I like how the Founder of Alibaba Jack Ma, understands education as a stepping stone towards realisation of your own dreams. It is therefore important to recognise that as we progress in the organisations we are serving, that the skills we are learning are not meant to be recognised by them, but buy you. We need to use these skills to fulfill our own dreams and calling especially entrepreneurship and development of others.

Buying a business

Often when you are buying a business you are consumed with making sure that you have all the necessary documents to assist you to make the deal with the financier. You constantly request time and information from the seller, for the purposes of due diligence. This is understandable as often the request won’t be reviewed without mandatory information. However, the amount of strain the seller is going through at this time includes loss of income, time, staff discomfort and customer uncertainty. These are things which financial institutions should also consider and allow certain things to be conditions that can be met, only after they are comfortable to finance the transaction.