Friday, February 15, 2013

Build a Strong Foundation

Attention to detail, that's what Steve Jobs was known for in addition to his other management practices.
Where else can you find such attention to detail to provide inspiration for him, but this weeks parsha.

Methodically planned out, every piece defined, the number of rings, the layers of gold or wood and so much more.   When you are working on a project you need to include everything to the last bolt. It is not easy to be so meticulous. There is always something changed or unknown in the more complex situations.

When you have a guide to follow it does make it easier for everyone. And when you are done building your project, then what? How often does one look back on the diagrams or blue prints and think how awesome they are or the beauty of the design? No, it is the external appearance which most of us follow and remember.

The Torah goes on to tell us not just what the outside should look like, but the inside as well. The bones or structure of everything, is just as important as the appearance. Without a strong base there will not be any final product.

A house of cards can not stand up forever.

There have been more than enough companies that have bluffed their way to riches only to see everything crumble around them when it was found it everything was built on lies. 

Don't be them.

Build your company strong and proper and it may too be talked about 3,000 years later.
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Parsha Terumah in the book of Shemot, 25:1-27:19 It is said that the Torah or Bible
could be interpreted in over 70 ways. More likely these days 100's of ways. In light of this idea, I am writing some posts that bring business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom