Focusing on People and Culture Helped Turn the Company I Started at Age 14 Into a Global Business

  • When you start your own business, it is more often than not a case of learning on the job. Nobody gives you a training manual for how to best manage your teams, how to hire the right people or instill your desired culture. It really is trial and error, seeing which approaches work best for your company and learning from mistakes.
  • Once you have invested in hiring a dream team of industry experts, it shouldn’t be taken for granted that individuals will stick around. People across all levels of an organization have valuable ideas that can contribute to the wider business goal. All too often, ideas are not progressed through the management chain.