“9 women can’t have a baby in a month”
This was a quote that is attributed to Marc Chesney who is in marketing.
What did he mean by this?
He was pointing out the absurdity of expecting that rushing things along by throwing more resources at something would always work. As you can see from this example of providing more resources by using 9 women, no matter how much they might want to they cannot produce a baby in a month. Unless of course they adopt one – but that is cheating. 🙂
I am sure that you all understand that in some (read most) cases a project or part of a project takes a finite time to make happen. It can also be likened to needing to wait for the 1st coat of paint to dry or at least get to the tacky stage before you can apply the 2nd coat.
It does not matter what sort of thing you are trying to achieve, some things take the time it takes to get them completed. Most times these are outside your control, no matter how many resources you throw at them. Apart from the above example of 9 women producing a baby in a month, what about building a house in a day? Yes, this is done by throwing large numbers of people at it to erect pre-fabricated parts of the building. However, what is not mentioned is the amount of planning required to make this happen prior to erection day. Foundations have to be prepared and concrete poured and cured before the building site is swarming with people, cranes and a serious sense of urgency. Most times the building of a house in one day is achieved assuming nothing goes wrong and the planning was detailed enough. That isn’t always the case though.
The same is true if you want to start a wasabi farm.
You can’t just jump straight into growing wasabi. There are a number of steps you need to go through first to make sure everything happens when it should.
It takes time to;
- Find where you want to build your farm
- Carry out your market research
- collect growing information
- order materials
- erect structure or fit out an existing structure
- Test everything
- Plant the wasabi plants
What do most people forget about?
- The time it takes to allow the wasabi plant supplier to grow and harden off enough wasabi plants for your order.
- The time it takes to get the applicable permissions and licenses from the nearest bureaucratic centre (town, region or country).
- The time it takes to read and understand the information you have collected.
So when you get to the point of deciding that you are interested enough to start the walk down the Wasabi Growing road, don’t expect to be one of the 9 women who are hoping for a baby in a month, because it isn’t going to happen. 🙂
Planning is the basis of setting up a successful Wasabi Farm, and this takes time not wishful thinking and hoping.
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Michel Van Mellaerts (The Wasabi Maestro) is the recognized World authority and expert on the practical Growing, Processing and Marketing of Wasabia japonica. He and his wife have been commercially growing Wasabia japonica longer than anyone else outside Japan.
Trained as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer he has invented and installed many improved growing systems into their farms. These enable high quality Wasabi to be grown anywhere in the World.
The Wasabi Maestroes have set up commercial Wasabi growing farms from the Arctic Circle to Southern New Zealand, including the Equator. They have worked with individual growers, national governments, and investment groups on four continents.
These growing systems have reduced growing times by nearly 67%, improved yield and quality of the Wasabi rhizome, and increased the levels of active ingredients by nearly 100%. It is these active ingredients that independent scientific studies show kills cancer cells and improves human health.
They pioneered the use of Wasabia japonica in the Nutraceutical and Medical industries. They are at the leading edge of research into the benefits of Wasabi on human and animal health.
The Wasabi Maestroes offer a Training and Consultancy service for potential and actual Wasabi growers who only want to learn from the best. Others spend their time floundering around trying to find out what information is useful and what isn’t.
The Training has been proven and improved over the last 20 years plus of personal commercial Wasabi growing. This has been hands on, getting wet and dirty work – not guesswork from behind a desk.
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