Achieve greater success by becoming MORE business-minded - become a better business thinker!
Many people, including highly educated, wealthy and smart people, fail in business roles, whether as business owners or employees. They may have succeeded in previous ventures or functional roles – engineering, R&D, sales, manufacturing, finance, marketing, etc. Why?
Most people believe that to achieve business success, they must first have 'something else' – capital, technology, talented team, great business plan, etc. Yet, even after getting the 'something else', they fail. Why? When people fail to perform in business roles, companies often send them to take courses in strategic thinking, marketing, finance and such. Many fail even after taking those courses. Why?
Many business owners fail to grow their businesses (they ‘hit a wall’) after being in business for a while and then wonder why their business valuations are low. Many family businesses fail into the third or fourth generations. Why? Entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas never seem to be able to monetize their ideas – make a business out of it. Why?
The Business Thinking Institute in Princeton has found that the reasons people fail in business roles is from a lack of business thinking – business-mindedness – a business way of looking at things. It includes business acumen but is a lot more than that. The foundations of business success are in our minds – before money, talent and technology make much of a difference. It is a skill that can be taught and developed over time. That is a hard topic to tackle and therefore most people choose to skip it.
You must shed the baggage that prevents your business success. You then need to develop the values, beliefs and behaviors of successful business people. We have developed a framework and the factors are based on personal business experiences, interviews of hundreds of business leaders across the US, Europe and Asia, a survey of 350 business people (including 100 millionaires) which has a Cronbach alpha of 0.9 (high correlation) and feedback from numerous talks and podcast appearances.
The advice and counsel of most academics and experts keeps harking on the symptoms of business failure while failing to tackle some of the big root causes read the article 'Business Advice is Like Much of Modern Medicine' in our blog - https://businessthinking.com/blog/business-advice-much-modern-medicine.
We have developed a two-day workshop - a combination of assessments, talks, exercises and conversations with experienced business people - in which we will tackle some of the root causes of business failure and share the essential business success factors and the business thinking you need in each of them.
"You must be business-minded to succeed in business or somebody who is business-minded will beat you in business."
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
"A lack of business thinking is the root cause of poor business success (or failure)."
WHO IS THIS FOR?
THE WORKSHOP LOCATION....
Two full days at your location or ours. Detailed agenda will be provided to registered participants.
Ram is the President of the Business Thinking Institute in Princeton focused on helping individuals more successful in business. He has worked and consulted at large companies including Boeing, Lucent, Pfizer, DuPont and Cargill. He is a former venture capitalist from Silicon Valley and 4-time entrepreneur who has failed and succeeded in business. He is the former President of the worldwide MIT South Asian Alumni Association and the MIT Club of Princeton. He has traveled to about 35 countries and 48 American states.
"I really enjoyed your motivational and data-driven discussion. It was refreshing and an honest reset for everyone."
"It was a very energizing perspective that helped me get my head back in the game."
- Lawyer and MIT graduate
EXPERT BUSINESS GUESTS
The guest may vary but will always be seasoned business people who can speak to the business success factors and the 'silent killers of business success'.
AFTER THE WORKSHOP...
We will schedule a call with Ram. You will also get regular emails with new content to encourage and accelerate your success.
SOME QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE:
What is the investment for this retreat?
As you well know, the price depends on many factors such as number of participants, location, additional services required.
Where do I stay during the workshop?
If you are local, you know. If not, we will provide you with a list of nearby hotels so you can choose a place that suits your budget.
I have special dietary needs. Can you accomodate them?
Sure, please let us know and we will try our best to accomodate your needs.
I have more questions about the workshop.
Please send us a message from our CONTACT page or call us at +1 609 275 6300.
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