Once, Mahatma Gandhi had said about the 7 dangers to the human virtues, known as well as the 7 dangers blunders of the world where one of those is ' Business without Ethic '. It sounds so destructive how the world can be without ethics, values and heart!
The world is getting advanced rapidly in most streams including business. Every aspect in doing business has become immensely challenging, competitive, innovative and creative. Due to this circumstances, some people do just about anything to get on the top whether moral or without values, to be the best in their endeavours including getting the attention!
There are many reasons why people get involved in business. Obviously most of us undeniably want to get rich. Some feel that doing business is a self-satisfaction on what they happy to do. Often we hear, business people lifestyle will be connected to the 'Style, Quality and Excellent' which show their prestige level. But the reality is, every entrepreneurs or business people will face different level of challenges, in different situation with different ways to deal with it. And life is not all about showing off the prestige and wealthy part of it.
This 'Style, Quality and Excellent' kind of lifestyle can be interpreted into positive and negative impact. Since the challenges in business or entrepreneur world are getting competitively stiff, the great norms in ourselves as a human can easily be drifted away into negative attitude such as turning into a 'big giant shark', selfish, ruthless and greedy towards others. Well, it is not only happen among the business community but to anyone as long you are a human.
I always believe, on who and what you want to be, it is all depend on your intention. If your intention in doing business is all about material, you will end up only having 'materialistic' thinking and feeling inside of you. On the other hand, if you start your business because of interest to be rich and at the same time to encourage others to grow positively hand in hand with you, it will turn out as what you wish and along the way you will be a person with great heart, great ethics and HAPPY towards the business you create. Success is always be glorious to those who appreciate life in meaningful way. The Quality of successful entrepreneurship are all about the package of knowledge, wisdom, morale, experience, skill and hard work.
I personally believe that we should encourage and cultivate the culture of more entrepreneurs to grow themselves successfully as business individuals and business entity with great heart. Let's nurture the great humanity ethics and values in business via Entrepreneur Café through out the world !
City Mayor of Kuala Lumpur