"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I have found the following interesting perspective on the net:

"... Many argue about the differences between small business and entrepreneurship.

We believe this discussion needs to examine Edward de Bono's ideas about creativity and apply it to the area of small business. If educators (and business owners) focus on "what is" or "what was" and teach their students or employees how to do a job as it has always been done, we agree that this is "small business management."

They are managing the existing business with little orientation to creativity, without a focus on "what can be" or "what might be."

However, an orientation to opportunity, in any industry, leads to entrepreneurial thinking.

If students have experience in thinking about new ways to improve the operations of an existing or new business idea, they are thinking in the way de Bono advocates for progress in our society.

Entrepreneurship, in small business or large, focuses on "what may be" or "what can be". They are practicing entrepreneurship by looking for what is needed, what is missing, what is changing, and what consumers will buy during the coming years..."

[Source: Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education]

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