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Here is an entertaining comedy routine on bottled water by Lewis Black. I am watching it on HBO and it is a poignant commentary on our times, culture and values. It is not only funny but may also contain some relevant consumer information.

Note: It is rated ‘R’ for language and may not be suitable for children.

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If you’re considering “start-up entrepreneurship” as a career option, you should read this article by Nina Hendy published on StartupSmart.com.au, here is the link http://www.startupsmart.com.au/planning/the-personality-traits-of-the-start-up-entrepreneur/201304089397.html .

Lemonade Stand.

People who are outgoing, gregarious and confident with high levels of self-discipline are often drawn to entrepreneurship, driven by the challenges that running your own business presents. Nina points out that most current research indicates that personality doesn’t really change over a lifetime, and is formed by the time someone is around 18-21 years of age. How each individual displays that trait is dependent on culture and environment.

The researcher cited is Dr. Mike Allan, associate director, Livingstones in Australia, who suggests a combination of traits is important to making an entrepreneur:

  • Above average levels of resilience (emotional stability)
  • Above average of openness (open to new ideas and experiences)
  • Above average levels of assertiveness (extraversion)
  • High levels of achievement striving (conscientiousness)
  • High levels of self-discipline (conscientiousness)
  • High levels of deliberation combined with above average action orientation

 

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