I always thought that talent means someone that is super gifted or extraordinarily capable; simply because the word “talented” means “gifted and brilliant” in dictionary. But what does it means to be a talent? How can you know you are a talent? What can you do to measure up to the organization you work for?

Lesson learned and I shouldn’t repeat again. Some friends comforted, “At least you got that spirit of entrepreneurship! Which all of us don’t.” I also learned that spirit of entrepreneurship was just a good head start, but never enough. Recently I faced with the same question – Entrepreneurship and what else? But this time was on Bumiputera Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Skill 1: Associating

This is the ability to connect things together. The things come from various sources, different fields and disciplines, unrelated questions, problems or ideas. To achieve this state one must have diverse experience, knowledge and backgrounds because this is helpful for the brain to work up all these seemingly different stuffs but sum it into specific thing which I called “new idea”. Some called it “Medici Effect”.