“For talent to give value and have meaning, it must be transformed into a physical form, it must be unmade from its dormant state, it must flow, a craft must be created from it and it must be harnessed in a role.
The business of talent is the act of transforming your passion into a physical form, appearance and structure; the act of harnessing that passion in a career, vocation, job, occupation, profession, calling, hurtle, livelihood or line of business.
If you love playing football not table tennis and you become a kinesologist working with football clubs, if I find you in a table tennis court, I’ll flog you (that’s anti-business-of-talent).
The business of talent involves either working as an employee, team player or a founder of a business/company. Please don’t keep that notion that the business of talent must be as a founder of a company. I’ve heard and seen this wrong notion flowing everywhere and it’s wrong on all counts – honestly, it hurts my ears and eyes.
Be you an employee, team player or a founder of a company, you are in the business of talent if you’re in the business of talent. You must not fire your boss or tell him to go to hell before you can become involved in this business. In actual fact, it’s an interdependent reality: the bosses/employers need the team players/employees and vice-versa. I’ve been on both sides of the divides and I tell you, they co-exist.”
Bank of Deposits