Knowledgeable, well-trained people are a company’s greatest asset. There is no game without the players. There are no goods or services without the people to create and deliver them. The value of a company increases as the result of the increase in the quality of the performance of its people. New products come from the imagination and creation of the people. Hire the best people to match the requirements of the job. Train them to do the best job possible. Delegate to them the responsibility to deliver your goods and services. Hold them accountable for their performance. But never, never get in their way.
Certainly a company must start with an idea. A company must have raw materials and finances. However, the best people can create the idea as the basis for the company. The best people can be resourceful enough to find and get the raw materials and finances. Therefore, knowledgeable, well-trained people are a company’s greatest asset.