Why does the αriston project link the crisis (economic or ethical) to the deficit in entrepreneurial and professional excellence?

In this crisis there is a surplus of available human resources against a deficit in vacancies and investment capitals. Human resources require further competitive advantages. However, any competitive advantage that isn't contained within a framework of professional or entrepreneurial excellence, tends to be perceived subjectively. This causes a vicious circle, which is highly related to the parameters that contributed to the current crisis. Subjective competitive advantages preserve ignorance and, in the long run, leave possibilities only open to luck.


Why have millions of people around the world been trapped in this vicious circle of the professional and entrepreneurial crisis?

Entrepreneurship, professionalism, even parenthood are not taught. They comprise dynamic processes through which each and every one of us learns through interaction. There is a need, however, for specific criteria to orientate us in the right general direction. There are thousands of types of idiosyncrasy, culture and expectations, as well as universal laws that tend to be overlooked when "trial and error" is your only guide. Our social structure lacks rules and boundaries; as a result it has produced a community of active citizens and professionals who ignore the real pre-requisites to fulfill their expectations. At the αriston project we call this a "professional or entrepreneurial neurosis".


Why are you implying that the above criteria are not taught at acknowledged programmes like an MBA, an MSc, etc.?

They are indeed taught, but not within a common framework of reference. Experts and scientists, or the experiential researchers that develop those curricula, tend to assume that most students possess the mechanical ability to produce this framework for themselves, something that's rarely the case. Moreover, the αriston project framework organically introduces techniques and knowledge directly relating to the human dimension of the entrepreneur or professional, and how this dimension affects his/her management style regarding cost centres, emotions and decisions. We are clearly talking about a holistic approach.


Why should I believe that the αriston project team possesses the "elixir" for my professional or entrepreneurial survival?

Even the effectiveness of "elixirs" totally depends on the user. Will he take it or not, and how? However, we are definitely not talking about elixirs. Nor does the αriston project team possess supernatural skills that others don't. We are simply talking about numbers, documented research and experience. For eight years, the data has been collected from thousands of professionals from all over the world, data which is subject to expert processing. The truth is that the knowledge bank that has been produced is really unique.


Why should I believe that I will benefit measurably in the short term, when the hundreds of consultants around succeed with some clients and fail with others. Can I take the risk of such an investment at such times?

The usual practice of most consultants is very similar to that of a psychoanalyst. They learn a basic framework of conditions and then move forwards guided by the specific needs, problems and expectations of their client. This can be a valid approach, but is also highly dependent on the speed of maturity of the client, different external factors and assumptions and interpretations from both parties. In the αriston project, all conditions and criteria are measurable, which ensures a healthy basis of universal rules. A basis on which every business person or professional will be able to build, with his/her own strengths and realistic expectations, a plan for the future. Regarding the cost, every hesitation is understandable at such times. It is also understandable that human beings, by nature, decide to invest only when the opportunity or the threat is upon them, but by this time, it is usually too late. The cost structure of the αriston project programmes and support services has been designed so that a) it doesn't disrupt the participant's budgetary restrictions, b) its ROI is measurable and immediate, c) it's an investment with interest, meaning that its return is multiple.


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