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Finance and Entrepreneurship

On the brighter side, recent financial innovations are being put to service for ethical improvements in developing nations. Several organizations have set up micro-loan services which provide low-interest small capitalization (usually less than 100 and often as low as 10) for individuals to start up small businesses. While these sums may seem low, they are usually sufficient to create a small business in developing nations - businesses such as weaving or cheese production. These entrepreneurs then repay the loans, and this repayment is used to fund new start ups. These small businesses then provide greater economic development and job growth to the (usually) impoverished areas in which they are located. Entrepreneurship can be seen as the ultimate in creative business development. It requires an individual or small set of entrepreneurs to transform creative ideas into an entire business finance, marketing, management, product development - all comprehensive aspects. So it comes as...

Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation have a natural affinity. Innovative entrepreneurs are able to identify new business opportunities and are motivated to pursue them to their completion. To start a new venture, entrepreneurs need a good idea that is technologically feasible, novel, satisfies the need of a large enough market, and is financially sound. The idea or the vision of the new business is what drives entrepreneurs and what can potentially determine its success. It is the most important part of an entrepreneurial cycle and the most creative one. For example, Google's idea of creating a new way of A cognitive model of opportunity recognition based on pattern recognition proposes that business opportunities are emergent patterns that form dynamically by discovering new links between apparently unrelated concepts. Many visionary entrepreneurs developed their ideas by connecting different concepts. For example, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Frils, co-founders of Skype,...

Effective Entrepreneurial Teamwork

Since entrepreneurial teamwork requires much complex coordination, it is important that team members have the necessary social skills in addition to creativity and task relevant skills. One important skill for teams is the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Since the exploration process involves much uncertainty and numerous potential dead-ends, it is important that team members evaluate their activities and adjust them in accord with changes required for maintaining positive momentum in the team toward innovative outcomes. This type of team skill is sometimes referred to as team reflexivity. Many entrepreneurial founding teams are composed of individuals who are rather similar in values and background. This enables them to maintain the social cohesion required during the difficult early stages of development. However, to maintain their innovative edge, especially for radical innovations, it will be important for such teams to incorporate team members with diverse skills and...

Leading Entrepreneurial Teams

Ideally entrepreneurial teams have a considerable degree of autonomy in carrying out their goals. Such feelings of autonomy are important for maintaining the intrinsic motivation that underlies much creative and entrepreneurial behavior. However, groups do require a degree of monitoring and structure in order to be effective. This function typically resides in a team leader. This person can be part of the team (potentially the founding member) or can be someone external to the team (as in larger organizations). The role of the leader should be to help provide the vision for the team and to provide financial, emotional, and structural support for the innovation process. One type of leader that has been associated with enhanced innovation is a transformational leader. This leader inspires group members through high expectations and a shared vision, provides individual consideration and support, and encourages team members to take new approaches. However, there is also evidence that the...

The Role of Creativity Training in Entrepreneurship

Many entrepreneurs attend a university before delving into new ventures. However, research indicates that the ability of university students to identify entrepreneurial opportunities is suboptimal. This suggests the importance of training students in creative problem solving and enhancing their ability in identifying entrepreneurial opportunities. Training in entrepreneurship commonly occurs in business schools and in engineering schools. In business schools, the focus is on acquiring the right business skills needed to start a new business. In engineering schools, the objectives are a balance among innovation, technology, and business skills. Interdisciplinary programs between business and design students that stress entrepreneurial thought and action with design thinking and team building have also been introduced.

Risk Taking and Entrepreneurship

There is sufficient evidence to prove that creativity and entrepreneurship are inseparably linked - creative endeavors by individuals result in more entrepreneurial activities and novel and higher quality products, resulting in long-term success. According to John Burch The antithesis of the entrepreneur is a person who never loses because he or she never puts himself or herself at risk (1986 34). Venturing into the unknown is preferred by most entrepreneurs, which propels them into starting their own organizations rather than enjoying secure, risk-free contractual employment. Entrepreneurial functioning involves working with a less structured, more uncertain set of possibilities and being solely responsible for major decisions. Hence, more risk-tolerant individuals are likely to 'self-select' into entrepreneurial careers. Victor Kiam, an American entrepreneur said Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea...

Creativity in Entrepreneurial Teams

Although the image of the lone entrepreneur is a popular one, most entrepreneurial activities involve small teams. Teams are typically small groups of individuals with differing but complementary skill sets who depend on each other for the successful attainment of the team goal. These may be the team of founding members or teams formed for specific aspects of entrepreneurship such as marketing. Some researchers claim that such teamwork enhances the success of entrepreneurial activities. This is consistent with the other research on the positive effects of teamwork and other forms of group interaction on innovation (see groups, teams). Teams can benefit from the multiple perspectives and skills of their members to achieve the complex goal of taking an idea through the various stages required for entrepreneurial success. These include idea development, modification, and feedback and the development of a talent pool for the production and marketing of the product. Teams also need to be...

Characteristics of Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur is a person who becomes immersed in an innovative entrepreneurial endeavor, defined as the process of starting a new business, organization, product, or service that fulfills a vision. In this article, we consider only entrepreneurs who innovate in some way. To recognize the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, we first need to understand the cycle that most entrepreneurs go through and the challenges encountered at each stage of the process. The entrepreneurial process or cycle starts with identifying an opportunity for a new business product service. Opportunity identification is one of the most important steps in the entrepreneurial process. Cognitively, it consists of a search process for new opportunities for a market, industry, or customers. The search process can be either active or passive. In the active case, one seeks out information from a variety of sources (personal contacts, specialized publications, etc.). In the passive mode, also called...

Cultural Diversity in Entrepreneurial Teams

Informational or functional diversity in a founding entrepreneurial team is associated with high quality strategic planning and product innovativeness. This may be because interdisciplinary entrepreneurial teams can integrate the wide range of technical, marketing, and financial knowledge that is available at their disposal. There is evidence for the positive impact of interdisciplinary teams on openness and propensity for strategic change. These characteristics enhance innovative and strategic planning on new ventures. Informational or educational diversity in entrepreneurial teams also gives rise to cognitive diversity. Multiple perspectives among team members facilitate insightful discoveries and innovative products. Furthermore, entrepreneurial founders from various disciplines have a greater ability to identify and interpret relevant information in various areas. They consider a larger set of information that is relevant to decision-making. This results Environmental scanning is...

Domain Entrepreneurs

Paul Getty, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, and Warren Buffett came from rich or very comfortable families they had access to expert advice and legal protection of their ideas they were readers and thinkers they were smart in mathematics (e.g., Bill Gates scored 800 on his SAT) and

Definitions of Creativity

Definitions of adaptation are influenced by differences between problem solving, its application as entrepreneurship in business, and creativity. Both creativity and problem solving share a common starting point - incongruity in a problem. Both also require knowledge, motivation, repetition, and discovery of unique combinations. In addition, there are phases or stages in the problem-solving process. In entrepreneurship, an application of problem solving to business, Codrin Kruijne suggests three phases which continuously recycle 2. selecting among possible actions, which pressure the entrepreneur due to limited resources But problem solving (and entrepreneurship) and mature creativity are different in duration and effect, both externally and internally. Problem solving is generally a short-term process while creativity at higher levels is life-long. Creativity at high levels also focuses on a larger unit of analysis, more on a totality rather than a specific answer, and it usually...

Mildly sociopathic Unable to control emotions Uncommunicative

In a 1988 study of historically eminent persons, Herbert Walberg concluded that about a fourth to a third showed definite introversion or neuroses. Also in 1988 Solomon and Winslow reported that a sample of business entrepreneurs showed mild sociopathy and or were social deviates. A 1995 study of male and female eminent persons by Walker, Koestner, and Hum indicated that the creative achievers were rated significantly higher than average on impulsivity, depression, and general neuroticism. Richards turned the usual procedure around, finding that a sample of manic-depressives were rated higher in creativity than were controls. Concluded Barron, 'mad as a hatter' is high praise when applied to creative people. The relationship continues to be an intriguing one.

Chaplins Life and Work

The Chaplin family's fortunes waxed and waned during Chaplin's childhood, and he spent much of his childhood in abject poverty, starving, and even living on the streets for a brief period. His mother was mentally fragile, as was his grandmother who also suffered mental illness. Chaplin's mother was admitted several times to asylums during Chaplin's boyhood leaving Charlie and his brother in workhouses at Lambeth, in South London and The Central London District School for paupers in Hanwell. The young Chaplin brothers had a close relationship and gravitated to the music-hall while still very young, in order to survive. They learned to be both entrepreneurial and opportunistic in the tough and cruel circumstances of their upbringing. Chaplin's early years of poverty, homeless-ness and hunger were a great influence on his later characters, films, and political beliefs.

Why Conformity and Creativity Dont

Thus far in this entry, the negative effects of conformity upon creativity have come about because group minds tend to resist or discourage innovation. However, it is also possible for negative effects to occur even when groups openly welcome creativity. For example, art professors may encourage students to compose works which are unusual and original, and students may receive many kinds of social rewards for succeeding in this aim. However, research by Amabile and colleagues indicates that creative functioning can be impaired to the extent that people become explicitly oriented towards such extrinsic rewards. Specifically, reward- or approval-oriented motivation has been associated with less cognitive flexibility, more shallow processing of new information, less integration of new information with preexisting knowledge, and less creativity in general. These decrements occur in part because thoughts of reward may intrude into actors' minds, distracting them and dividing their...

Viewpoints Of Community

A state exists merely to vouchsafe maximum liberty (consistent with the liberty of others) to all its members. Persons are not required to help their neighbors, and states are not entitled to collect taxes (since collecting taxes is an infringement on liberty) except to provide the necessary mechanisms for enforcing liberty and ensuring common defense. Taxes to support social welfare programs or to provide health care, education, or other services cannot be exacted from the members. The ethics of medical behavior is an ethic of the marketplace medical practice based on entre-preneurialism is not only allowable but also desirable. Health professionals are conceived as bureaucrats of health who are (and, according to H.T. Engelhardt, are properly) entrepreneurs and who see themselves as providing their clients (now seen merely as consumers) with all legally available services regardless of the health professional's own personal moral views. Health care professionals will do the best...

Looking to the Future

Finally, in order for the field to advance, we need to develop a common language and common definitions to facilitate communication across different domains. Seeing similar criteria in the creative products of scientists, artists, dancers, chefs, schoolchildren, and entrepreneurs will help us to know the true meaning of creativity.

The Work of Richard Florida

As indicated, the current treatment of the creative class fits comfortably into the postindustrialism thesis of Daniel Bell and others. The prominence of the creative class idea at present is largely due to the promotional efforts of Richard Florida. A large part of Florida's impact is due to his promoting the idea that governments should actively seek to use expansion of the creative sector to spur economic growth. He has recently even taken (BBC Radio 4) to claiming that the British Government should talk to Elton John and the Rolling Stones about how to reinvigorate the economy. This is premised on the idea that these creative (thus 'not business') people produced massive wealth which tends to ignore the fact that business entrepreneurs (and mainly multinational corporations) generated their incomes by exploiting their potential as products and product deliverers.

Perversion of the Concept of Creativity

If the argument that the term 'creative' has been wrongfully subverted is convincing, there needs to be some reconstruction of what being creative does 'really mean.' If it is not just problem-solving for the furtherance of the capitalist system then it would seem appeal has to be made to creativity as something which embodies higher social, spiritual, or humanitarian values. This is a notion of creativity which has tended to drop out of sight during the creative class debate which has been focused rather on the money-making potential of creativity. That is, modern creatives are not generally viewed as someone with a 'higher' vocational calling. Rather, they take on the mantle of entrepreneurs. This is particularly evident in the visual arts world where careers are built on shock and novelty rather than intrinsic value.

Social Class Structure and Mental Health

Although there have been relatively few empirical studies on social class, the need to study social class proper has been noted by social epidemiologists and sociologists alike (Krieger, Williams, & Moss, 1997 Muntaner & O'Campo, 1993). While social stratification refers to the ranking of individuals in some economic (e.g., income), political (e.g., power within organizations) or cultural (e.g., education) continuum, social class deals with the social relations (owner, worker, self-employed manager, supervisor, worker professional, technician, unskilled worker) that generate economic, political and cultural inequalities in a social system (Muntaner et al., 1998). Most research on social inequalities in mental health relies on indicators of social stratification and does not include any analysis of social class relations (Muntaner & Lynch, 1999). Nevertheless, social class positions based on employment relations (e.g., workers, managers, employers) can be powerful determinants...

Romania Ana Stoica Constantin

In the arts, too, creators enjoy, and turn to good account, the liberty of expression and the access to information. In business, creativity is valued postfactum by successful entrepreneurs, and the fact that they make public the importance of creative thinking is beneficial to the others, and to the field of creativity. Having no previous experience, the managers have to create both their business, and their style of management, and that makes them more creative.

The Market for Creativity

At the societal (aggregate) level, there is a supply and a demand for creative activity. The supply of creativity refers to the number of novel, useful productions (ideas, inventions, artistic works, etc.) that the members of a social unit (such as an organization or a society) provide. The demand for creativity is the need or desire in a society for creative productions. This demand may vary across domains (art, science, business, etc.) and across time. For example, during periods of political instability or war there may be greater demands for technological creativity than for artistic creativity. In financially tight periods, there may be a greater market for innovations that propose less expensive alternatives than for bold, but costly new products. The demand for creativity also varies from one place to another some societies value conformity and maintenance of the status quo more than others. Sternberg and Lubart characterize environments - markets - for creativity as ranging...

Homo Creativus The Economic Agent for Endogenous Growth

Some evolutionary economists have suggested that the societal value placed on creativity and the development of creative people is part of an evolutionary need for growth and change and, at least in the technological sector, a desire for convenience (reduced physical labor, enhanced quality of life). Thus, novelty becomes a goal in the economic action plans of individuals, organizations, and institutions. The individual agent who introduces the novelty into the economic system is the entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs may be Homo Creativus themselves but more often they connect novelty generated by another Homo Creativus to the economic matrix, leading to a market reaction, incorporation of the novelty in the economic sphere and the following evolution of the market.

Relevant Websites

Http ecorner.stanford.edu -Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner. http hbr.org - Harvard Business Review. http www.entrepreneur.com - Entrepreneur website. http econnect.entrepreneur.com - Entrepreneur Connect (networking website). http www.startupnation.com - Startup nation, by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.

Disability Definitions Private Insurance Public Insurance and the Americans With Disabilities

Some insurance companies offer individual policies designed to provide a disabled worker financial benefits, often based on a significant percentage of the income of the policyholder. These policies are generally expensive and are typically purchased by self-employed professionals rather than by employees of large organizations, due to the significant payroll deductions needed to cover the premium expense. The policies are contracts between the insurance agency and the individual purchasing disability insurance.

Creativity and Diplomacy

It was Haydn's savoir-faire that made him a great success in London. He was required to use the orchestra of the musical entrepreneur Giovanni Gallini, a group with whom he had no history or working relationship. Yet despite this presenting an opportunity for disaster, Haydn worked with the musicians in such a way that they became willing to meet his requirements. For, as Griesinger reports

Description Of Social Patterns And Trends

Another important but rarely understood issue in the study of inequality and stratification is the problematic measurement of income. Individual and family income data are based on survey responses to questions on both earned income (wages and salary and self-employment) and unearned income (from wealth and transfer income). Income is the most sensitive question in any census or survey and always encounters a high level of nonresponse (about 10 in the CPS, see U.S. Bureau of the Census 1993 C-10). Even more consequential than nonresponse is selective underreporting of certain

Public Orientations Modern Voyeurism And Social Allergies

The new social entrepreneur uses the public statement as a creative propaganda strategy that extracts a vague hope of eventual discovery. But this discovery almost never eventuates because people have set their sites on the whole world, and few of them have the self-promotion resources to make an impact at that media level. So their statement remains an imperceptible beacon that stays lit in case fate would somehow conspire to actuate their public discovery. Locals tend to be kept at a distance since they have a knack for tarnishing one's statement and causing one to forfeit some of the effort that has been invested in the public.

History of Vocational Interest Inventories

In contrast, the Realistic category of interests includes a preference for working with one's hands using tools, machines, or plants, and engaging in practical or physical tasks. It is associated with careers such as farming, transportation, and law enforcement. The Social category includes interest in working with people rather than things, as well as a desire to train, counsel, or cure others. It is associated with careers in education, applied medicine, counseling, and customer service. The Enterprising category includes interest in persuading, influencing, or directing others. It is associated with careers in sales, politics, entrepreneurship, and the law. Finally, the Conventional category of interests includes a preference for working with data rather than people or objects, and a desire for structure and working with details. It is associated with careers in accounting, business administration, banking, and finance.

Mindful Approaches to the World Some Links to the Philosophy of Knowledge

People are getting on a streetcar in Vienna. Among the passengers is a working class woman with her young son. The boy has an enormous bandage wrapped around his head. (How dreadful What happened to him ) People give up their seats to the afflicted pair. The bandaging is not a professional job, it was obviously done at home and in a hurry they must be on their way to the hospital (people secretly search the child's face for an explanation, and the bandage for traces of blood). The little boy whines and fusses (signs of sympathy from everyone). The mother seems unconcerned (how inappropriate ) she even shows signs of impatience (that is amazing). The little one begins to fidget his mother pushes him back in his seat. The passengers' attitude changes from discrete observation to manifest concern. (The mother's behavior is disgraceful ) The boy cries and tries to climb the bench on which they are sitting. His mother pulls him back so roughly that even the bandage is beginning to shake....

Other Factors Affecting Risk Taking

Historically women were stereotyped as conservative and risk-averse, as opposed to males who were considered to have higher risk propensity. One of the reasons was that women were forced to fit into the social typecast of being more conservative than males. However, in the late 1980s the social outlook changed with the number of female employees increasing dramatically and a sizeable increase in the number of female entrepreneurs. Consequently, gender differences in risk-taking behavior are assumed to have been comparatively reduced.

Family Background and the Early Years

His father's influence on his development was complex indisputably, he encouraged his son's creativity and love of the arts. Edward Stieglitz provided the whole family with a rich cultural life. At the same time, Edward Stieglitz was a successful entrepreneur and can be regarded as an early capitalist - he was in the wool business and was so financially successful that he retired at the age of 49. Most problematic for Alfred was his father's attitude toward money. Alfred remembered the constant wrangling and bickering about finance that seemed an everyday occurrence in the Stieglitz household, with his father accusing his mother of being a spendthrift. Alfred swore that money would never mean that much to him. His support of artists in his circle, particularly John Marin, as well as his purchase of so many artists' works, spoke to his generosity.

Return to the United States The 1890s

His father who had already returned to the States a few years before began to think, perhaps, he was having too good a time and called him back to the duties life tasks of a young adult. His younger sister had recently died in childbirth and the family needed to regroup and reestablish family bonds. Coping with the loss, reinforced the seriousness of life it was time to marry, to settle down, to start a business. And Stieglitz did. In 1893 he married Emmeline Oppenheimer, his best friend's sister, ten years younger than he was. Emmeline admired him greatly but never shared his passion for adventure, art, and new ideas. She enjoyed the conventional life of a wealthy young woman in New York - fine clothes, traveling first class, and a well run bourgeois household. Retrospectively, the marriage was a fatally bad choice. Still it was primarily her wealth that provided Stieglitz with the resources to rent gallery space, to publish magazines, and to entertain poets, artists, and critics in...

Visual Pattern Construction A Case of Historical Change

The worldwide direction of change on all critical demographic variables - toward greater population density, formal education, technology, and commerce-based wealth - yields an historical push toward the pole of individualism. I will use the domain of visual representation to provide an example of how historical change can move cognition in the direction of the individualistic paradigm of thought. One of the marks of a collectivistic cultural system is respect for elders and their traditions. The individualistic side of this coin places a value on novelty and innovation. The typical economy in which respect for elders predominates is agricultural subsistence. Innovation, in turn, is an important value in commercial entrepreneurship. An experiment demonstrated how a shift from one economy to another affected the representation of culturally novel patterns. I returned to the community in 1991 after a period of economic development in which commercial entrepreneurship and a cash economy...

Piirto Pyramid of Talent Development and Creativity

They are the gatekeepers and judges of whether a talented person is talented enough to enter the domain. Coaches of athletics know this (body type, dexterity, physicality, etc.). Musicians know this (matching pitch, dexterity, tonal quality of voice, etc.). Each domain has its predictive behaviors that are, for the most part, evident in childhood. This article uses the Piirto Pyramid as a framework for discussing the creative person in the domains of visual arts, architecture, creative writing, science, mathematics, invention, entrepreneurship, music, theater, dance, and athletics.

Current Controversies and Research Possibilities

Managed care is providing new opportunities for sociologists to study how institutional demands can change the structure, organization, and delivery of mental health care. As we have elucidated above, managed care represents a fundamental change and may intensify conflict between bureaucratic (or entrepreneurial) and professional logics of care. Scheid (2003) found that professional based standards for effective, quality care were being displaced in a public sector mental health organization which sought to implement managed care. However, this research needs to be supplemented by more case studies as well as more extensive research on various forms of managed care, as well as the effect of managed care practices on diverse professional and occupational groups. We feel continued study of MHO will lead to further advances in organizational theorizing about the resolution of conflict between different principles of organizational control, and in lieu of a conclusion, we offer some...

Promoting Creative Products

Discussions of fostering creativity in the classroom initially saw its products as a matter of uninhibited production of artistic works such as fanciful drawings of a creature from space, or stories of imaginary events such as a journey to the moon. However, writers have paid greater attention in recent years to the idea that creativity should go beyond mere deviation from the usual, and have emphasized that it should lead to appropriate products. An increase in interest in fostering creativity in areas of curriculum such as technological design education or entrepreneurship education - where useful practical products and not just uninhibited flights of fancy are at the core - has also greatly strengthened the modern idea that creativity in the classroom should lead to something concrete and meaningful, not just to flights of fancy. It also encourages the idea that the teaching of creativity is not a 'frill' activity, almost recreational in nature and engaged in perhaps once a week in...

Assessment of Multiple Intelligences

However, policymakers, educators, and business leaders increasingly realize that one norm, standard, or pathway applied to everyone does not produce the variety of talents and skills needed in a complex society or economy. 'Meets standard' may not equate with 'maximize potential' or 'able to make a contribution to society.' Individuals have different sets of intellectual resources and potentials that lead to different ways those people can contribute to their communities. An expert mother, entrepreneur, architect, bus driver, or computer programmer each requires different skills that draw on different intelligences. Yet, most cultures need all of these skills spread among their members.

Electromagnetic Therapies

Electromagnetic therapy is called by many names bioelectricity, electronic devices, electromagnetism, biomagnetism, magnetobiology (in the former USSR), electromagnetic or magnetic field therapy, and magnetic healing. As science learned more about electricity, entrepreneurs created a variety of black boxes connected to electrical sources. These were promoted as energy-healing devices, or as vibrational medicine. Less than a century ago, advertisements touting electronic cure-alls were prevalent in U.S. newspapers and magazines.

Architectural Education

The second half of the twentieth century has seen a phenomenal growth in higher education, for which the university has become the prime vehicle. Many new universities were founded around the globe. The great majority of schools of architecture, whose number has surged proportionally, operate today as academic departments within universities, sometimes independently but often in partnership with other departments (e.g., planning, construction, environmental studies, engineering, or art). Despite the many differences among schools of architecture and their institutional contexts, almost all of them share similar goals and the programs they offer are based on training principles that were, to a significant extent, inherited from the Beaux Arts and the Bauhaus-Vkhutemas traditions. The omnipresent design studio, central to the curriculum of every school of architecture, is a direct descendant of the Beaux Arts' atelier. Striving for originality and innovation and the legitimization of...

Costs of Training Ethical Considerations of Certification

Following initial reports of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, surgical practice in the United States has undergone substantial change. There has been a torrential outpouring of interest to learn new endoscopic techniques. The costs absorbed by practitioners to attend courses were hefty and few academic centers availed themselves of the early training experience (156). Some groups started small businesses of training surgeons, as the demand was so acute and the courses themselves proved financially rewarding. This scenario is not entirely different to the training conditions of the late 1800s in the United States, where Halsted (157) stated, the man who had settled his tuition bill was thus practically assured of his degree, whether he had regularly attended lectures or not.

What is a sports injury

For younger athletes trying to establish themselves in their sport, an injury can result in major family-related conflicts. Over-ambitious or over-protective parents and pressure from coaches and team-mates can put stresses on to a young athlete not able to participate in their sport. For recreational athletes, injuries may mean loss of regular physical and social activities and problems with general health, such as blood pressure, insulin control or secondary problems to the lower back from limping. A shoulder injury from squash may cause difficulties for a builder or plumber with their own business or raise concerns about the safety of a police officer or firefighter. Completely irrational charity bets - 'I must


The broadest approach to creativity places it within social, cultural, economic, political, and historical contexts, where one might find references to art as reflecting national character, a nation's values, and a people's 'spirit.' The emphasis is on the controlling roles of institutions, corporations, markets, ideology, laws, censorship, and other sources of power, the gatekeepers. Related topics are the means of communication (critics, dealers, collectors) the art community (the relation of artists to one another, now and in the past the New York City environment) the receptivity of different kinds of audiences, such as teenagers the importance placed on the artist's self versus others the artist as teacher and entrepreneur (merchant, businessman) and most simply, the need for artists to earn a living. In contrast to psychological approaches, broad approaches to artistic creativity are centered on external agents (collectors, philanthropists, patrons, critics, mass media,...

Risk factors

Et al. 1999 Makela et al. 1991 Croft et al. 2001). Barnekow-Bergkvist et al. (1998) found risk factors varied between men and women. Among men, self-employment and worry were associated with neck-shoulder symptoms amongst women, monotony and control at work. Lower educational level, lower household income and raised material deprivation had some association with neck pain (Makela et al. 1991 Cote et al. 2000 Webb et al. 2003) There was no relationship between work satisfaction and neck pain, but high job satisfaction had a protective effect (Leclerc et al. 1999). High perceived job demands and low social support at work were associated with neck pain (Andersen et al. 2002 Ariens et al. 2001a). The latter was a prospective study design that adjusted for physical and individual characteristics, and thus had a strong study design (Ariens et al. 2001a). In a life-long prospective study, psychosocial factors in childhood were unimportant predictors of neck pain as an adult (Viikari-Juntura...


Major awards and prizes can provide widely accepted evidence of the highest-level creative achievement. Although the most celebrated awards have very low base rates, these can be combined with lesser honors to create an ordinal scale. Better yet, this scale of acclaim can be integrated with continuous measures, such as eminence and productivity, to generate a composite indicator that covers the full range of what has been called 'Big-C Creativity.' Indeed, it is even possible to extend the measurement down to the lower reaches of 'little-c' or more everyday creativity. This possibility is partially realized in the 2005 Creative Achievement Questionnaire (CAQ). Respondents are first asked to identify the areas in which they have somewhat more talent, ability, or training than the average person. The specific domains are visual arts (painting, sculpture), music, dance, individual sports (tennis, golf), team sports, architectural design, entrepreneurial ventures, creative writing, humor,...

Case Study

A 38-year-old, self-employed computer software engineer, who played soccer once a week, attended the Fracture Clinic 2 days following an injury to his right Achilles tendon (AT). While participating in a soccer match, he pushed off on his left foot and felt something give at the back of his ankle. This resulted in acute severe pain, and he was unable to bear weight or drive home following the injury. At the Accident Unit, he was radiographed, and a clinical suspicion of Achilles tendon rupture was formulated.


In addition to businesses' increased global scope, new technologies are lowering entry barriers for creative entrepreneurial action. Computers have been able to replace many dedicated hardware platforms for music, drawing, and film production, and this change is opening new opportunities for creative expression and sales. must reach out to the developing world and bring it into this cycle. If entrepreneurial actions are a key process in this cycle then developing nations provide vast resources for future growth in both creativity and business operations. While developing nations have often been exploited for their natural resources, they have been neglected as opportunities for cooperative creativity and entrepreneurial development. Fully embracing such cultures can lead to syncretic development such as seen during the renaissance - a flourishing period of growth in creative output and business development largely driven by the intermixing of European, Mediterranean, and...


An egoistic consequentialist who argues that humans ''should'' pursue personal interest admits that humans are not determined by self-interest considerations in moral decision-making, but they should be. This variety of egocentric consequentialism is prescriptive about its hedonism, arguing that beneficial consequences are maximized for society and the individual when persons pursue their own ends, that is, mind their own business. Ann Rand would fit in here. This view defends a belief in human autonomy but criticizes personal and social altruism as more harmful than good, and hence wrong by consequential standards. The prohibition (twentieth) amendment to the U.S. Constitution serves as a good example of an idealistic and socially atruistic law that was morally wrong in contradicting the individual and hence the common good. Illegalizing liquor made more people feel oppressed on a personal level and eroded respect for law on the public level. It produced bad results. Prescriptive...


Of society and profession and (3) a personal root that gains its strength from the unique relationship produced by an interaction of the various personalities patients as well as the differing personalities of members of the healthcare team. These three roots nourish a relationship that has found expression in three basic models, first described by Szasz and Hollender.1 These essentially behavioral models (activity-passivity, guidance-cooperation, and mutual participation) coexist with and flesh out the more attitudinal paternalistic, scientific, entrepreneurial, and, lately, interactive models.

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The self-employed, especially those in subsistence agriculture, have not always been adequately accounted for in labor force measurement. For this reason, the labor force has not always been an adequate measurement of the productive population in developing countries. Similarly, where many people are employed by other members of their own household, or where they may receive their pay as shares of produce or other inkind provisions, the distinction between those in and not in the labor force becomes less obvious.

Empirical Findings

The characteristics of a job also affect the likelihood that a woman with young children will work. Self-employment or work at home are possible arrangements for young mothers (Edwards and Hendry 2002). Desai and Waite (1991) find that occupations that raise the cost of labor force withdrawal (for example, occupations with a high education requirement) are associated with greater retention of young mothers. Women with better market skills are more likely than other new mothers to return to work (Klerman and Leibowitz 1994). But Stinebrickner (2002) finds that 67 of exiting female teachers leave the labor force entirely, most often to care for newborn children.

What Is Creativity

Ironically, the concept of creative product as an element to be explored more specifically did not begin to receive attention until the 1990s and beyond. Much of the more direct line to product came earlier, through the demand in the workplace for innovation. Innovation is, in some ways, a similar concept for creative product. It is the new outcome that comes from market demand and push. Programs and courses in innovation have been widespread in the organizational workplace. They are also popular in the consulting business because people recognize the term and associate success and competitive edge with having new ideas that are ahead of the pack. In the programs arena, business curricula often have courses in innovation, as do MBA programs, and a variety of entrepreneurial studies have courses. In creativity, Susan Besemer has developed instrumentation and a theoretical framework to support basic concepts that identify the characteristics of creative products

Part Seven Overview

The history of electromagnetic therapies parallels the discovery of electricity and its use in modern society. When it was understood that different frequencies operating at varying levels of power produced different effects, opportunists and entrepreneurs in substantial numbers found ways to apply those variations to the diagnosis and treatment of illness and other problems. As products failed to produce benefits (such as the electric hairbrush sold to eliminate baldness), they were dropped, quickly to be replaced by yet other products that relied on the newly discovered miracle of electric power.

Talent in domains

Qualities necessary to be creative in each domain, and every talented person needs education in the ways of the domain. Each school has experts in most of the talent domains that students will enter. Some of these domains are mathematics, visual arts, music, theater, sciences, writing and literature, business, entrepreneurship, and economics, athletics, dance, the spiritual and theological, philosophy, psychology, and the interpersonal, and education. They are all quite well-defined academically, and people can go to school to study in any of them. When a child can draw so well they are designated the class artist, when a child can throw a ball at 85 miles an hour, a when a student is accused of cheating on a short story assignment because it sounds so adult, talent is present. These talents are demonstrated within domains that are socially recognized and valued within the society, and thus may differ from society to society.


Many types of manual work are dangerous. Working with machinery or heavy objects may put you at risk of injury. Many chemicals are toxic or have other harmful effects such as burning the skin. Some forms of dust, such as silica (found in sand and some rocks) and asbestos, can damage the lungs if inhaled. Other hazards include loud noise and extreme temperatures. Your employer should inform you of any risks and supply protective equipment. If you are self-employed, find out about possible risks to protect yourself and ensure that you conform to safety regulations for your work.

Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier introduced the term virtual reality in 1989, but the concept that computers would have enough power to interface with a human's sensory perceptions formed the basis of Ivan Sutherland's doctoral thesis from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1963. As with most things in the computer world, the first head-mounted display became a reality and a young entrepreneur, Morton Heiling, tried to sell Sensorama, a simulated computerized motorcycle ride through a virtual city. Computational capacity has been the only limiting factor in the advance of these technologies. Gordon Moore, Intel Corporation's cofounder, is now best known for Moore's law, stating that a computers power would double every 18 to 24 months. He has made this statement from observing trends for the past 35 years. In addition, the cost of that technology has almost halved in the same period of time. In other words, the supercomputer of 1990 that cost 100,000 is today available in a 150 Nintendo system....

Personalized Care

Our first obligation must be to serve the good of those persons who seek our help and trust us to provide it. Physicians, as physicians, are not, and must never be, commercial entrepreneurs, gate closers, or agents of fiscal policy that runs counter to our trust. Any defection from primacy of the patient's well-being places the patient at risk by treatment that may compromise quality of or access to medical care. . . . Only by caring and advocating for the patient can the integrity of our profession be affirmed (p. 1553).

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