Growing A Business

by Patrick Liew on August 30, 2011

On August 20, 2011, I was invited to speak at the Business Moves Conference inCambodia.

Using the analogy of a computer, I shared with the participants four dimensions for growing a business.

In a nutshell, please let me share them with you.

Heartware (Operating System)

The heart is the ultimate driver for motivations to run a business. It can drive me in the right direction or towards destruction.

It is from the heart that I can derive sustainable solution.

On the other hand, the heart of business problems is also a problem of the heart.

The question that begs to be answered is, “Why do I want to run a business?”

My purpose will drive my performance and progress. It will also drive the productivity of my partnerships.


The hardware of the company is essentially the model of my business operation – how do I do what I do to enhance profit, advantage and growth.

It includes the plan, structure, systems, processes, and resources to help my business achieve results.

The capacity and capability of my organization will determine the level of achievements.


Every business is a people business. It is the people who work in my business that will make the business work.

I have always said that I’m not just in the real estate business, I’m in a relationship business.

The software of a business is the way my team and I communicate, collaborate, and co-create solutions for our customers.


In the final analysis, the purpose of a business is not merely to create products and services. It should also not exist just to create profits and customers.

Businesses should serve a higher purpose of helping people live better lives and making up our world a better home.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our business models? 



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