When you are trying to do something new, it is pretty hard to 1) Have enough cashflow to pay salaries and 2) Know exactly what kind of person you need, for exactly what kind of work. I imagine every business starts in a different way, but these are the things that I think are important.
I have been involved in the restaurant and catering industry for a long time, as both a chef, and owning my own restaurants.
Contrary to what a lot of people think, owning a restaurant is not a guaranteed way to make a stack of money and retire early. It is long hours, very competitive, low margins, and often can be quite short-term oriented. “We need the sun to shine this month” etc etc.
Excuse the grand title of this post, and bear with me for the next 5 minutes…. Life is, of course, all a matter of perception. We see things from our own point of view, and that is fine most of the time. Its not so fine when you are trying to solve a problem, when… Fortsett å lese Why genuine collaboration is the next level of human evolution!
Just a quick post from my first 2 weeks in Ladakh, and my thoughts are on how different the non-profit sector is across different parts of the world. I am teaching at a school that was set up via fundraising by a very respected local buddhist monk, in the village of Stok, 3700m altitude. It… Fortsett å lese HIGH ALTITUDE POST FROM LADAKH, INDIA
It has been a big week or two… not least all things to do with Osama Bin Laden, royal weddings, and more. We’re into May already and winter is long-gone; the events that define this year come and go. The future keeps rolling in like the tides and the seasons. Here in Oslo many… Fortsett å lese En god uke for sosialt entreprenørskap i Norge