The old saying “there is no room for sentiment in business” is perhaps one of the most poorly-aged takes in all of finance.
In the interest of saving money, time, or manpower, firms up and down the country look for ways to achieve goals without going through the ‘correct’ or ‘conventional’ processes.
Success, unfortunately, rarely happens overnight. More importantly, it never occurs by chance in the business world. Indeed, behind every profitable and reputable brand…
The death of the high street has been a long predicted and unfortunate outcome of the internet, but there is a place for business in the local community. If you offer services to the local community…
The importance of maintaining positive relationships with existing customers is a crucial element of long term success for businesses.
As a result, I have had a full schedule of high pressure power business meetings. Those who have participated in these kinds of meetings know how they typically go. You meet in some nondescript conference room, shake hands, greet each other, small talk for 30 seconds and get to the business at hand. When the business is done you shake hands and head off on your merry way.
Throughout our business and personal lives we are faced with dilemmas that place us in a win-lose. They force us to choose between saving one person’s job while costing another’s; causing one person to lose money while another gains; and hurting one friend while helping the other.