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Createjobsforusa.org: Give or Take?

Createjobsforusa.org: Give or Take?

CreatejobsforUSA.org is a fund operated by an organization called Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) which is sponsored by Starbucks.  As I understand it, individuals who visit Starbucks donate money to create this Createjobsforusa Fund in exchange for a wristband. There is a display in every Starbucks and supposedly The Starbucks Foundation donated the first $5MM in […]

Jobs:  the Anti-commodity

Jobs: the Anti-commodity

If we define a commodity as anything that possesses a market value, a job is a byproduct of commerce–not a commodity that is produced from raw materials or through the efforts of an individual. As a matter of fact, a job perhaps would be best termed the anti-commodity since it is the mechanism by which […]

We Are All Entrepreneurs--Whether We Know It or Not

We Are All Entrepreneurs–Whether We Know It or Not

Whether we are employees, employers, or freelance individuals, we are all entrepreneurs.  Webster’s online dictionary defines an “entrepreneur” as “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” Webster’s goes on to define a “business” as “a usually commercial or mercantile activity engaged in as a means of livelihood and an […]

Five Chickens or a Five-Chicken Note?

Five Chickens or a Five-Chicken Note?

The Employment Model (http://ameliorationincorporated.com/about-us/) deliberately omits capital or dollars because money is a very misleading element in the overall scheme of things.  Additionally, when capital or dollars have been historically used as an objective, the result has been an ill-founded conclusions in many cases.  The currency that is used to evaluate the relationships within the model […]

The Value Equation

The Value Equation

Unfortunately, jobs are no more “given” to anyone simply for the sake of employment than money is given to a store owner simply because the store needs the money. Moreover, jobs are a function within any company’s value equation and for companies with a profit motive, the value is found in the return. In other […]

Does Tiger Woods Really Need a Swing Coach?

Does Tiger Woods Really Need a Swing Coach?

So, what do I mean by the title of this article and what, if anything, does this statement have to do with entrepreneurialism or business? You would think that an individual who possesses the golf prowess that Tiger Woods possesses wouldn’t need to (or would prefer not to) listen to Hank Haney–or anybody else for […]

It’s Time for a Revolution…  An entrepreneurial revolution, that is…

It’s Time for a Revolution… An entrepreneurial revolution, that is…

Our government does not and cannot for any sustained period create jobs; the entrepreneurial spirit of the American people creates jobs. Even the slightest suggestion that our government should take on any portion of this responsibility only serves to dampen and make stagnant that spirit. The reason the unemployment rate is high and on the […]