But for most people, their understanding of leveraging is to “use and throw away”. They make use of people and then throw them away. So wa ka li kong, don’t always ask people for help for everything. If you want to be a good towkay, kaki must be steady steady poon pi pi (highly skilled, confident and composed)
This book is so interesting that I will like to share with you an extract from the book.
Be highly skilled and always steady
I have been hearing the word “leveraging” so often nowadays in so many ang moh (foreigner) books. Business gurus tell you that you must leverage on the expertise of others to do the work you cannot do; you must leverage on other peoples’ networks to grow more customers; and if you have no money, you can leverage on other people’s money to make money so forth. The concept of leveraging becomes too simplistic.
You must have your own strengths before you can borrow on the strengths of others. People want to see if you wu liao (have substance) or not, and people want to see if you can or cannot do things. A hero likes to have a hero as a friend. Focus on building your own strengths first before you think of borrowing other people’s strengths.