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Showing posts from February, 2011

Design Flaws

I am an engineer, so when I see a reason to combine religion, engineering, and an American icon, Harley Davidson I just have to do it. OK, this might be a bit racy for a few of my readers, but it will definitely put a smile on your face. Good design does not always equate to better market share.  May your highways be smooth and your gas tank always full. Ride on my friends:

The inventor Arthur Davidson, of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation, died and went to heaven.

At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is you can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven."

Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, "I want to hang out with God."

St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room, and introduced him to God. Arthur then asked God, "Hey, aren't you the inventor of woman? "

God said, "Ah, yes."

"Well, " said Arthur, "professio…

Wantrepreneur - Defined

OK, I was speaking to a group of college MBA / Graduate students about starting a company, and a term I have used many times was brought up, and no one had heard of as a public service, here is the definition of wantrepreneur.  (see also intrapreneur, which I did not coin)

1. a person who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.

2. a person who fails to organize or manage any enterprise, especially a business, involving any considerable initiative and risk.

verb (used with object)
3. failure to deal with or initiate as an entrepreneur.

verb (used without object)
4. to act in a manner contrary to an entrepreneur.

5. to accept the status quo in any business situation