Arianne Polonsky Professor Mary Gale Entrepreneurship and opportunity September 16, 2014 The Monk and the Riddle Ever since I was a child I wanted to follow my parent’s steps and become an entrepreneur. I have always thought that the most important rule when thinking about a new business project was to think financially what would benefit me rather than to think personally. After reading The Monk & the Riddle I agree with Komisar that an entrepreneur is most likely to be successful when following his/her passion. The most surprising thing to me about entrepreneurship in this book is the assertion by Randy that the business is like creative work like printing, and not necessarily a financial institution. Many people think that the importance
Not all athletic apparel must be worn on the sports field and Adidas had found a great niche market with their casual apparel. Fashion trends are always changing but the simplicity of Adidas’s products is helping them reach new audiences. The ability to adapt and find a new market when you are facing struggles is an attribute only exemplified by the top brands. Under Armour and Nike made use of this strategy early in their development and it led to each becoming a big player in the industry. Adidas has the longest history and will be around for many years to come.
A well-spring of experience and knowledge for the young to soak up as they went to seek their fortune. This sort of association with age and wisdom made sense back then but as technology and life expectancy went up, it became less of a truism to follow. As they say, “Age is nothing but a number.” and it is doubly so in the modern age. The workforce is constantly in influx. The old and the young claiming high paying jobs, discovering new technology and battling one another for relevancy.
Popular culture is very influential, and without having diversity in characters, different types of people are not represented and do not have a voice. This is not the case in the series Star Trek: Voyager, as there are many diverse characters. For example, as the Star Trek series’ first female captain, Kathryn Janeway has inspired me and women all over the world, and has left a lasting impression that a woman can be just as good of a leader and a scientist that a man can. Having diverse characters is important because it can simultaneously break stereotypes and give inspiration to others. When I was young, I never thought that I would want to have anything to do with a STEM career.
After high school I made a choice to not to attend college. Being young and not having any idea which career path I wanted to go down definitely influenced that decision. Fortunately, for the eight years I have been out of high school I have been able to land great jobs, that have kept me amused but not at my full potential. I believe that there comes a time in some people’s lives where there is a need for substantial growth, and that I have reached that point. Going back to school to get my education is the first step in reaching my greatest potential and bettering my future.
Stiglitz and Weiss: stated that unlike other markets, the market for credit is exceptional i.e., the price of good, the interest rates are not necessarily same for entire market. Brown, Hamilton and Medoff: found positive relationship between employee compensation and firm size. It means lower levels of compensation for employees in small business. Weiss: observed that survival of any small business within any industry is due to specialisation of items with shorter production runs or specific niche segments thereby their relative market share is
The Career Fair for the Liberal Arts & Business students was an interesting experience. I am glad that I went for the reason to get some experience before I go to the next one. I had absolutely no idea what to expect or do. The environment itself was not overwhelming but attempting to talk to the different business made me feel nervous and unprepared. Now that I have gone I understand that I need to have questions prepared, I feel I would do much better at it.
Using the halo effect, as well, has validated ineffective. The halo effect is using a few qualities to determine the person is successful at everything. I encountered this issue early in my career while applying for an opening position in my company, the manager asked, who I looked up to in the company”, I replied the name. Later in my career, I realized that I did respect this person; however, she had poor traits in certain areas. At that moment, I decided I would no longer have one person I wanted to work towards; instead, I use several co-workers’ traits some specifics being stronger than others.
The process is considered economically efficient, reducing intermediaries. This practice is accepted because police officers in Mexico and Haiti are less paid than in those in United States of America. Since this practice has been accepted, it no longer disturbs anyone and the government says it does not have enough money to run an effective judicial system. This process encourages corruption, makes the law subjective and almost non-existent. Considering these facts one can say that cultural relativism has been well established in relation to traditional ethical theories, the corruption process is accepted based on the fact that one society has the possibility to pay its officers better and the other does not have the possibility to do, so is obliged to accept the corruption that is being made.
Singapore has also become one of the five dragons with an immense economic success. The Singaporeans are emphasizing virtue and the way you do things. France is not that far with a score of 63 in this dimension. In societies with a pragmatic orientation, people believe that truth depends very much on situation, context and time. They show an ability to adapt traditions easily to changed conditions, a strong propensity to save and invest, thriftiness, and perseverance in achieving