BY SIR RICHARD NICHOLAS, FOUNDER OF VIRGIN GROUP
THE ORIGINAL DISRUPTOR, SMEBIZ, MONDAY 13 JULY 2015
Launching a business is essentially an adventure in problem-solving. It’s important to emphasize on hiring the right people rather than just looking for people with the right qualifications.
Every problem is a little different, and applying generalized solutions is not a good idea. A great problem solver is usually open to new ideas, innately curious and good at working with others. Above all, terrific listening skills are essential.
There’s simply no better way to get things done well other than delegating. Remember to always ask a lot of questions, and be willing to listen to anyone who could help. See every day as an opportunity to achieve something new.
When you’re trying to solve a problem that comes up, you need to find the right people to give you advice. Starting a company can be chaotic. A business network might be the key. There is no quick and easy solution, except to start reaching out. As you work, look for answers wherever you can and continue to build your network.