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From Vision to Exit: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business by Guy Rigby

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CHAPTER 10. People Management — Part One: Talent Recruitment

“A business is absolutely nothing without its people! Success is a team effort.”

— Peter Jones, investor and entrepreneur

It’s all about the people

You’ve heard all the clichés – ‘people are the lifeblood of the business’, ‘the business is all about the people’, ‘people buy from people’. They are all, as clichés tend to be, true.

This means there is no single more critical asset in a business than its people. Without good people, an entrepreneur can have the best idea in the world and yet be unable to execute it. An idea is simply an idea, a business in waiting, until it is implemented by a team of talented people with a common vision and complementary skills.

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