Month: March 2015

What is an entrepreneur? Are you one?

What is an entrepreneur?

Related: Definition of entrepreneur, and it’s unexpected meaning <<

If you would ask me what is an entrepreneur, i would tell you it’s someone ready to work 24h for a company he / she launched.

Here’s some of the definitions, for source see link above.

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.

There are two distinctive views. The first is the popular view: that entrepreneurs are people who run their own companies, the self-employed or small-business people. The second is Joseph Schumpeter’s view that entrepreneurs are innovators: people who come up with ideas and embody those ideas in high-growth companies.

An individual who, rather than working as an employee, runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, or good or service offered for sale. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

An entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of profit. An entrepreneur: Sees an opportunity. Makes a plan. Starts the business. Manages the business. Receives the profits.

 Are you an entrepreneur ?

Prepare yourself to be chocked to know that being a businessman, even a successful businessman might not make you an entrepreneur!!! Reflect on this point a bit before seeing the arguments : What is an Entrepreneur <<

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Terrorism targeting and destroying Archeology

What have survived nature and men for thousands of years is falling face to a barbaric group of individuals that apparently do not value neither human lives nor the human history!

The last few days, the terrorist group ISIS, have been destroying human archeological treasures in Iraq and Syria, last year they destroyed a 5000 year old statute in Syria -the last image, this year, they have been more active in destroying few of the most interesting and valuable archeological sites in the world!!!
They started by destroying the content of a big Iraqi museum,
Then using bulldozers they razed 2 ancient cities – UNESCO world heritage sites -shown below, both these cities have been standing for 2300 and 3000 years respectively!

The terrorist group has been campaigning to purge ancient relics they say promote idolatry. A reason that can not even convince a 3 year old baby!

The real reason for such a behavior is probably publicity and propaganda!

These action not only sadden the people of the region, but it does sadden the entire human population, these site belong to humanity, they are the history of humanity, it’s the birthplace of civilization being destroyed by people who want to get rid of civilization!

 

ISIS destroying Hadar archeological site انباء عن تدمير "داعش" آثار مدينة نمرود التاريخية ISIS destroying Iraqi archeology

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in the US the Women in Leadership is also considered low

Forcing Gender Equality and Diversity on Businesses

in the US the Women in Leadership is also considered low

in the US the Women in Leadership is also considered low

Related: Are men better entrepreneurs and leaders than women?

A couple days ago, Germany voted a law forcing companies to give at least 30% of the company’s board to women.

Even one company with 2/3 of the workforce being women, was criticized for not having enough women on board of directors.

Is this a good idea?

Germany’s Female Chancellor Angela Merkel, thinks so …

If equality should be approached in the strict meaning of the term, then men should get as much office and cashier jobs as women, and women should get as much hard and physically demanding jobs as men!
It’s not the case, isn’t it?Businesses know best what they need, and for what position, so governments should not force businesses to do what is counter productive!

The same with diversity in certain cases (not in general).

Why do i think forcing the companies to have more women leaders is a bad idea?
Because you simply can’t choose random people for leadership, a good manager is not a leader, a good secretary is not a leader and a good employee is not a leader!!! Only a leader is a leader!
The biggest issue that block women from becoming leaders is that they are often not taken too seriously by their fellow male and female colleagues, some choose to be tough just to make their opinions respected, and i don’t think that’s a good solution.

women men business abilities equalityAnother big issue women have, is that they have lack of self confidence, and that’s definitely not a good thing if you want to be a leader.

men women doubts in business
Yet another bad behavior when in leadership is indecisiveness, women often change their opinion a hundred time, don’t believe me? Ask any married guy!

This said, in any company, the pool of women fit for leadership is much smaller than the pool of men fit for leadership, that makes the task of finding the appropriate women to be on the board of companies much harder, and makes the process of selecting female leaders with slightly inferior leadership skills discriminating against the men working in that business.

That’s my friend is putting the feminist agenda, before the capital agenda! And that’s not how business works!

What should be done though, is forcing a 50% quota on politicians, there’s no excuse in a society where women make up half the population, that still only a small number of politicians are females, and that applies worldwide!!! Even when you have a female president, or prime-minister, still less than 20% of politicians are women !!!!