Entrepreneurship and Workaholism - Part II

Written by Sam Vaknin

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More than 10,000 workers died in 1997 in Japan from work-stress related problems ("Karoshi") . The Japanese are even more workaholic thanrepparttar Americans - a relatively new phenomenon there, according to Testsuro Kato, a professor of political science in Hitotsubashi University.

But what isrepparttar 132293 impact of all this on employment andrepparttar 132294 shape of labour?

The NCOE identifies five common myths pertaining to entrepreneurial growth companies:

The risk taking myth - "Most successful entrepreneurs take wild, uncalculated risks in starting their companies". The hi-tech invention myth - "Most successful entrepreneurs start their companies with a breakthrough invention - usually technological in nature". The expert myth - "Most successful entrepreneurs have strong track records and years of experience in their industries". The strategic vision myth - "Most successful entrepreneurs have a well-considered business plan and have researched and developed their ideas before taking action". The venture capital myth - "Most successful entrepreneurs start their companies with millions in venture capital to develop their idea, buy supplies, and hire employees". Entrepreneurship overlaps with two other workplace revolutions: self-employment and flexitime. The number of new businesses started each year inrepparttar 132295 USA tripled fromrepparttar 132296 1960's to almost 800,000 inrepparttar 132297 1990's. Taking into account home-based and part-time ventures -repparttar 132298 number soars to an incredible 5 million new businesses a year. Most entrepreneurs are self-employed and work flexible hours from home on ever-changing assignments. This kaleidoscopic pattern has already "infected" Europe and is spreading to Asia.

Small businesses absorbed many ofrepparttar 132299 workers made redundant inrepparttar 132300 corporate downsizing fad ofrepparttar 132301 1980's. They arerepparttar 132302 backbone ofrepparttar 132303 services and knowledge economy. Traditional corporations often outsource many of their hitherto in-house functions to such nascent, mom-and-pop, companies (the "virtual corporation"). Small and medium businesses network extensively, thus reducing their overhead and increasing their flexibility and mobility. The future belongs to these proliferating small businesses and to those ever-fewer giant multinationals which will masterrepparttar 132304 art of harnessing them.

Sam Vaknin ( http://samvak.tripod.com ) is the author of Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain - How the West Lost the East. He served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, PopMatters, and eBookWeb , and Bellaonline, and as a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent. He is the the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101.

Sexual Networking in the Fish Bowl

Written by Advice Diva

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Instead of looking to your best friendís ex as your next lustful victim, try moving outside ofrepparttar reassuring boundaries that your circle of friends creates. For one thing, dating every one elseís ex lovers can create a nasty situation inrepparttar 132291 future. We have all seen it happen. It can cause isolation, rifts between friendships and some nasty name calling to sayrepparttar 132292 least. People need to look for new dating partners elsewhere. Try new venues, grand openings, meeting people atrepparttar 132293 gym or at that trendy new restaurant. We meet new people every day yet sometimes we fear those we donít know. There is no reason to. Dating outsiderepparttar 132294 group will also help to keep your close knit friends even closer because you will completely avoid what could turn out to be a jealous rivalry between good friends. There are four million people inrepparttar 132295 city of Houston alone and even if you donít live in a big city such as Houston, there are bound to be thousands of available singles right where you are. These statistics hardly compare torepparttar 132296 number of your usual cohortsÖ.you should be able to find compatible and yummy new companions inrepparttar 132297 dating sea of singles and singlets. Stop using your own fish bowl for fishing purposes. Now,repparttar 132298 Diva is not saying that you should go ahead and have crazy head banging sex with every new person you meet, although that would keeprepparttar 132299 condom supply and manufacturing economy sizzling. I am just saying that we need to get out more. There is so much diversity and wonderful new people to experience everyday inrepparttar 132300 big city so why not take full advantage of it? Get out there and create new social groups, meet more people and darerepparttar 132301 world to stop you.

For questions and comments contact The Advice Diva at: thediva@advicediva.com Please visit http://www.advicediva.com for more articles byrepparttar 132302 Diva

The Advice Diva has written three self-help guides on relationships and dating which can be found at http://www.advicediva.com She also hosts an online advice column which is completely free of charge. The Diva does not claim to be an expert in any field. However, she has the ability to understand relationhips through past experience and her incredible insight.

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