After my earlier July blog, I reminisced about one of the entrepreneurs I worked for who told me he was not a creative person, he was more of a rock polisher.
Mike said he was not creative, he could never mine a good product idea, but he could reshape an idea and make it shine. I would not have called Mike a rock polisher because of his passion and drive. He was right though, it takes more than passion and drive to create something from nothing. I call that mining process, business development. What does it look like?
The cool thing about Mike is that he understood it took risk to do these things so he fostered an environment that trying something new was not a punishable crime. He also understood that this business development “thing” was a company strength, we needed it to grow.
What are the particular set of skills that a business development type person will bring?
What they are not is good politicians. They don’t care about the credit because it is shared with everyone involved. http://www.jimthomasintl.com/blog/archives/04-2017 I have read many articles about fostering innovation and creativity. They are all good and have an element of truth. I hope this blog can be added to that stack of innovation articles sitting somewhere in your inbox.
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