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Business skeletons

How to get people into work, How to start thousands of businesses
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I propose a think tank whose duty is to churn out business skeletons. This is, a business plan that only needs people to execute.

A business skeleton is a set of job descriptions, a business plan and a operational manual.

To get a job you need experience, to get experience you need a job. A catch 22.

I propose the job centres of the country be use to funnel people into business skeletons. I propose the country has nothing to lose by funding (with public money) people in positions they are underqualified for.

Business skeletons are business plans that should work, if people in each role specified in the skeleton actually carry out the work defined by the skeleton.

Given how rampant incompetence is and how poor customer service is on average, I figure these business skeleton companies have a high chance of scoring a home run in the business world.

They would be insulated from failure because they would be funded by government grants (or billionaires) or venture capital trusts.

chronological, May 27 2020

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       I correctly guessed the author! Do I win a prize?
pocmloc, May 27 2020
  

       I award you with a gallon of half eaten custard.
chronological, May 27 2020
  

       At first, I was scared, but then I remembered I don't really do anything where I work anyway, so no business and skeletons are kind of cool. So I'm not afraid anymore.   

       Oh yeah, I like the idea too.
blissmiss, May 27 2020
  

       // a gallon of half eaten custard.   

       Wait, did that start as two gallons uneaten? Or a half-gallon eaten?
tatterdemalion, May 27 2020
  

       This is kind of and interesting idea but it still begs all kinds of questions.   

       1. why doesn't the think tank just set up the business and make meelions and cut out the middle men?   

       2. //Given how rampant incompetence is// the entire plan seems doomed to failure?   

       3. //To get a job...// This is the root of the problem, I think. The fewer people who have "jobs" the better.
pocmloc, May 27 2020
  

       The think tank isn't trying to make money directly, it's trying to invest in people and businesses.
chronological, May 27 2020
  

       RAISES! NO QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN BEGGED!!!! BEGGING A QUESTION IS A PHRASE THAT HAS A VERY SPECIFIC MEANING!! BY OVERLOADING THE DEFINITION YOU ARE HARMING THE SPIRIT OF DEBATE ITSELF!!!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!! SHAME! SHAME!
Voice, May 27 2020
  

       I love this idea.
Voice, May 27 2020
  

       Language drift over time, old boy. //To some traditionalists, this is still the only correct meaning. However, over the last 100 years or so, another, more general use has arisen: ‘invite an obvious question,’// (Oxford)
pocmloc, May 28 2020
  

       SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!!!!!
Voice, May 28 2020
  

       PIE *skem-, from *kem- "to cover". i.e., a word used to have a certain meaning at a certain point in time, and then at a later point in time it came to have a different meaning.   

       If earlier meanings are better that later meanings then we all have to sit on the floor of a cave and grunt.
pocmloc, May 28 2020
  

       Yeah - we've evolved much beyond that. Now we sit in the basement, point at a screen, click a little button, and grunt.
lurch, May 28 2020
  

       [Voice] is right. But would he, perhaps, like to pause and take a throat lozenge?
pertinax, May 29 2020
  

       Isn't the crux of intelligence knowing the use case. I hope the failed skeletons aren't too Sinbad.
wjt, May 31 2020
  

       There is some form of a skeleton of an idea here. Let's flesh it out a bit and see if it survives in the jungle of common sense.   

       What if companies who declared bankruptcy were required to take on training or retraining people, either those they laid off or somesuch, in a fashion such as this, into some new direction?   

       Nah. I see pitfalls a plenty; there's often a market reason they failed originally, so market evolution is trying to kill them off anyway. These skeletons would become blood- sucking zombies feeding off of the brains of folks who should be putting their experience and skills elsewhere.
RayfordSteele, Jun 01 2020
  
      
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