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8 Can Big Companies Train Entrepreneurs?

Cohan, Peter S. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

MANY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS are drawn to entrepreneurship but they’re not ready to start companies while still in their senior years. These budding entrepreneurs are hungry for information to help them decide whether to start their companies.

Some students conclude that, thanks to their ability to subsist on Ramen noodles and an absence of financial obligations to others, graduation is the perfect time to start a company. Others decide in college that they will always need the structure of a big company and hope to find one that encourages some degree of innovation. Still others know that they want to start a company but believe that they need big company experience before they jump into entrepreneurship’s bracingly chilly waters.

While everyone is different, most aspiring entrepreneurs can get useful advantages from big company experience, including

Acquiring knowledge of an industry

Learning how to make effective business decisions

Developing contacts that can help provide access to customers, capital, and talent

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Chapter Six: Study #2: The first talk to one’s child about death

Alapack, Richard J. Karnac Books ePub

“When Nana died” (Alapack, 2001b; 2005b; 2006a) is an intimate study. It is a triple first: my first conversation about death … with my first child … whom death was visiting for the first time. Nicole, my beloved daughter, was four years two months old at the time of this first “appointment”. Ruth, her Nana, her mother’s mother, died of cancer. Since this death also mattered fiercely to me, the universe scheduled me an appointment. About this “imperative moment,” I feign no neutrality or disinterest. I am a living witness. Coiled within the spiral of events, I never pretend to stand outside them. The data itself is the story. My narrative hides nothing. Its warmth and transparency showcase Aristotle’s affirmation: one is wise to seek no proof about what is self-evidently true. Like “Vigilance,” this story is existential, but not a myth or an interpretative story. I wear no mask of an “implicated alien,” not by a long shot! Here comes an unvarnished account of a fragile father, flying by the seat of his pants, reflectively highlighting its sense and drawing from it general psychological insights.

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15 The Fall of Thai Rocky

KATHLEEN M ADAMS Indiana University Press ePub

Pattana Kitiarsa

Thai-style boxing (muai Thai) is perhaps Thailand’s most popular national pastime and its best-known international sport. Thais are immensely proud of their boxing tradition. In the past, boxing skills formed a core part of military training known as the art of bare-hand weaponry (phahuyuth; see Bua 1989 and Khet 2007). Many legendary Thai boxing warriors employed these arts of fighting and physical prowess to defeat their foreign opponents and were accorded national hero status (Vail 1998). In modern times, boxing has become a professional spectacle sport, an internationally renowned martial art form, and a prizefighting competition for the gambling and tourist industries.

I use the term “Thai-style boxing” (muai Thai) to distinguish it from the international style of boxing (muai sakon). Muai Thai is sometimes known in the martial arts community as “kick-boxing,” but many practitioners and specialists do not agree with this Western generic branding, arguing instead that muai Thai is perhaps the only true full-contact form of boxing. In muai Thai, most parts of the body can be used as sophisticated weapons with devastating impact; its methods include kicking, kneeing, punching, and elbowing. Although the world has recognized the bloodiness and distinctiveness of Thai boxing (Panya and Pitisuk 1988; Rebac 1989), few are informed about the complexities of the tough life of young men who practice this full-contact sport. Nor are many fully aware of the everyday masculine cultural forces and social institutions that have reinvented it, sustained it, and elevated it from a Southeast Asian local setting to the global market of popular culture.

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Chapter Three - The Asymmetry of the Primal Situation: Primal Seduction and Some Elements of the Laplanchian Theory of Generalised Seduction

Chetrit-Vatine, Viviane Karnac Books ePub

Whereas, for Levinas, the demand for asymmetry comes from the call of the other's face (owing to the very fact of his fragility, his distress), for Laplanche, asymmetry has its origin in the parent, and, more precisely, in the mother, who proffers enigmatic signifiers to the newborn infant. Laplanche would subsequently prefer to qualify them as compromised signifiers, as messages compromised by the parental unconscious, a sexual unconscious according to him. These signifiers, these messages, are indicators of primal seduction. “The basis of the relation to the primal other,” Laplanche (1987) writes, “is primal seduction; and the relationship with the analyst re-actualises this relationship, even taking it to its absolute limit” (p. 156). Thus, for Laplanche, the very offer of analysis creates its force of impulsion; it incites the transference.

I want to insist on the asymmetry of the relationship with the primordial other, and I should like to stress right away that it is initiated by the adult. The primordial other is first the parent, the adult who is in charge of the infant. What is reactualised in analysis is the encounter with this primordial other of birth, and what permits this reactualisation is the presence of an analyst who offers to be there and be used as such.

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"E" Words: PSAT Essential Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub

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