Commerce and trade involve competition and competition requires being on the cutting edge of things. Kids are frequently being told that knowledge is power, so resourcefulness in business competitiveness includes arming oneself with knowledge. There are many ways in which a burgeoning future leader in business would do this. One way is through contacts. Oftentimes business contacts are equivalent to pass or fail type scenarios. As much as having contacts is important, it matters greatly which are business contacts. Many shy away from businesses with political contacts or affiliations because politics is not an area that is interested in profits, so, it is not a viable nor sensible business best practice.
There are organizations that the ambitious can join like YPO, an acronym for Young President’s Organization, that teaches and guides young qualified persons in all aspects and areas of what would be required of, say, a chief operating officer and such in major corporations. Topics such as regulations governing businesses in their country and abroad are taught. There is always a journey in any aspect of life because everyone has to get from point A to point B. No one is all-knowing at birth. That is why people are taught. A country needs to ensure that its citizens adhere to guidelines and rules that they have negotiated throughout the world and so the citizens must be taught.
Corporations will generally have an interest in foreign trade as they add branches to their programs, so they will always have an interest in foreign markets and what their rules and best practices are. Getting to the top is a national past time for some Americans. Some can take it or leave it. A person’s interests and passions are generally their driving force, so while some will think it is purely logical to go off to ear, some will think it’s purely logical to set off on a politician’s path or a business management path or an entrepreneurial path. If a person is going into the business management world and seeks to make achievements in the upper management Spector and above, training almost begins at birth. The pursuit of leadership roles and knowledge makes business always fall into win-win categories because just as there are those looking to get ahead in business. There are those that will open businesses or provide leadership organizations that will teach them in areas of best practices and real-world business fundamentals.
Countries are comprised of very many different peoples with individual interests, etc. This is nothing new. This is not new news. Being abreast of different countries and where culturalism works and where it does not work, as with everything else in the world, gives the impression that one has knowledge in the things they talk about and therefore they look trustworthy and believable. With no credibility, there’s nowhere a person can go in life. For those who are seeking training, or places that provide training or skills, there are publications that show how to achieve educational goals as the first step in training for a profession, where classes are available and the areas of learning, etc. So being in tune and in step when making career choices is always wise and generally supported by the basic population.