Blindness or vision in business

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What makes a person become someone with the ability to convince or lead a new business?

What makes someone decide to put their money into your project?

We are supposed to have our eyes wide open and not blink so as not to lose a single detail, because when deciding on investment and / or financing projects many factors are taken into account.

The conventional ones are known from all over the world:

  • The idea.

  • Who is responsible.

  • The business history.

  • The Business Plan.

  • How the sector is at that moment.

  • The reception capacity of the market.

All essential, although as much as other markers that make a good choice essential, and that in many cases are associated with emotional intelligence:

  • Scheme of values of the people who start the investment project.

  • People's feeling about their project.

  • Ultimate goal, in addition to economic success.

  • Social involvement of the business or company.

  • Relationship scheme within the company and/or business.

  • Ability to understand emotionally and empathize or deny attunement with third parties.

  • The leadership of the entrepreneur and his team.

  • Respect for the capabilities of others.

  • The presentation of the personal Curriculum focused on intellectual and imaginative capacity.

  • Other interests besides the merely business.

On the other hand, the way of learning from those who expose or need the money, and in the same way, from those who offer their money for the development of projects (since they will be our travel companions) are also something to consider.

In this sense, the company, as a concept, is stagnant with preconceived ideas by winners and development models that, in many cases, lead to failure, since theoretical models do not show the grey areas of the business, even less so the people who have carried it out, presenting formulas that move away from the day to day, and that come to whitewash said businesses, companies or people, or simply to present as one more element of marketing their success.

There are thousands of entrepreneurs with extensive knowledge of their business or company, and with no management or business administration capacity, in addition to being unable to carry out critical thinking or the way they must learn to carry out the day to day of their company.

After a period of development, even spectacular, it is difficult to maintain some companies as profitable businesses.

The result is disastrous, and, in many cases, it is simply determined by the lack of humility of those involved, or of the investors or financiers themselves.

At this point it is essential to know about certain currents, which tend to consider the quality of our thinking, the actions, and decisions we make, and the way they affect professional, family, personal, social life.

There are many.

To give an example: LINDA ELDER and RICHARD PAUL, from the CRITICAL THINKING FOUNDATION, present seven intellectual standards, and ask the following questions:

  1. Clarity: Could you explain or expand on this issue? Could you give an example? Could you put it another way?

  2. Accuracy: Is that true? Can it be verified? How can it be supported if it is true?

  3. Accuracy: Can more details be provided? Specify more? Can I be more precise?

  4. Belonging or relevance: How does that relate to the problem? How does that affect the problem? How does it help us with the issue?

  5. Depth: What makes this a particularly difficult problem? What complications might arise?

  6. Breadth: Can this issue be raised from other perspectives or points of view?

  7. Logic: Does what we propose make sense? Does it fit the evidence?

To these seven Universal Standards of Thought we should add two more when it comes to correctly evaluating our thoughts:

  1. Importance: Which data is the most relevant? Are there other more important issues?

  2. Justice/Impartiality: Do I have a vested interest in this matter? Do I represent the views of others fairly?

On the one hand, we have the elements that make up thought and, on the other, the criteria to evaluate them, but to complete the triangle we lack the skills and competencies that we must develop to perform a correct analysis of the parts of thought.

  • Intellectual autonomy: It is that one learns to think for oneself and is guided according to its principles, respecting its human dignity.

  • Commitment to analyze and evaluate beliefs: Taking as a starting point reason and evidence; or what is the same, question when reason says to question, believe when reason says you must believe and conform when reason says so.

  • Intellectual humility: It is to develop awareness of the limits of our knowledge and the recognition of our mistakes. Intellectual humility lies in recognizing that one should not pretend to know more than one actually knows.

  • Intellectual truthfulness: This intellectual value recognizes that there are ideas that, although we consider them dangerous or absurd, can be rationally justified, in whole or in part, and that there are conclusions and beliefs that have been instilled in us that may be false or wrong.

  • Intellectual empathy: It is to distinguish the points of view of others and place oneself in the place of the other to work on a plane of justice and equity.

  • Intellectual integrity: It is the need of the critical thinker to be honest in his thinking respecting his individual convictions.

  • Intellectual perseverance: Refers to the insightful attitude we should use when facing the irrationality of others.

  • Trust in reason. Trust that our own interests and those of humanity will be better served if we give free rein to reason. Have faith that people can learn to think for themselves, to construct rational visions, to reach reasonable conclusions, and to think coherently and logically.

  • Impartiality. Be aware that all points of view must be treated in the same way despite personal feelings or interests.

And now, think: Do you think you know everything?

If you believe it, you better not even start.

You may only be able to open one eye, and the other leave it closed or blink, but what is one hundred percent certain is what an Arabic proverb says:

Ears are of no use to a blind brain.

You will be able to hear praise from your friends, even from your family, but without the ability to learn, without creativity, without involving other parties, or believing that money will make your business or your company work, everything will be a mistake.

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