Productivity and Entrepreneurship Roundup – Thur June 07, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 11:00pm by Site Administrator

Spice Girl Name Entrepreneur and Woman of the Year
At the Glamour Magazine Awards the other day, former Spice Girl Victoria “Posh” Beckham was named both the Entrepreneur of the Year and Britain’s Woman of the Year. [via DollyMix.tv]

Dare I say it? I’m not sure Posh is at the level of successful entrepreneurial women like Oprah (not British) or even Paul McCartney’s successful fashion designer daughter Stella (British). But then again I have no idea what qualifies Posh for either title.

Maybe There’s Hope?
The Helderberg reports that a former jailbird turned entrepreneur in South Africa. It’s one of the few options available to those who have been in jail. In this case, Trevor Claasen is also trying to make sure that others don’t make the mistakes he did.

Is Entrepreneuring the Future of Employment?
The venerable BBC has a story asking do you have the DNA for entrepreneuring. They point out  that a report states that over half of the UK GDP will be produced by entrepreneurs, and that the Internet is a powerful platform for entrepreneuring. What’s more, it affords people the opportunity to work a shorter work week and more time for vacation. Now isn’t that what I’ve been saying too :)

Airline Wait Times vs Productivity
Speaking of shorter work weeks and vacation, if you are travelling inside the U.S., keep in mind that flight schedules have been padded intentionally over the past decade to increase the probability that a flight will arrive “on time” (within 15 minutes). [via Consumerist]

Exclusive Clubs Still Thrive
It seems there’s always room for exclusive clubs for the wealthy. Or at least that’s what Sam Elshafey must be hoping, since he’s just launched an invite-only lifestyle club for the super-rich. What he does is help members find the luxury items they’re looking for. Moral: find your niche.

Go West Young Entrepreneur? Or Maybe East?
Of course, that advice depends on where you are now. Montana is supposedly ahead of the rest of the United States, but it’s population is low. If you want to know where the most entrepreneurial activity per capita is, check the Kaufman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity (PDF, 24 pgs), courtesy of the SSRN. [via Idaho Business Review]

Mistakes of the Web Entrepreneur
Going back to last month, Web Worker Daily offered their Top 5 web worker mistakes. The best advice on the list, in my opinion, is to not go it alone. You may be able to do a lot of things yourself as a digital entrepreneur, but there are some things others should do for you.


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