Gary Smalley has renamed these classifications into a more modern and relatable format based on commonly known animals. These he lists as the "otters" (sanguines), "lions" (cholerics), "golden retrievers" (phlegmatics), and "beavers" (melancholics).
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I'm not trying to play the race card, I'm looking at the roots of why so many young blacks are locked up. The odds are stacked against us, we suffer from an identity crisis, and we're being targeted more, instead of taught better.
Critics note that if a person manages to get through high school and avoid drugs, crime and parenting outside of marriage, it’s often possible to escape poverty. Fair enough. But if you’re one of the one-fifth of children in West Virginia born with drugs or alcohol in your system, if you ingest lead from peeling paint as a toddler, if your hearing or vision impairments aren’t detected, if you live... in a home with no books in a gang-ridden neighborhood with terrible schools — in all these cases, you’re programmed for failure as surely as children of professionals are programed for success. So when kids in poverty stumble, it’s not quite right to say that they “failed.” Often, they never had a chance.
“Everybody has to be able to play the whole game. Each person should have certain things they’re better at than the others, but everyone should be pretty good at anything.”
By sponsoring new ways of doing things entrepreneurs create new organisations that employ thousands of people including people who might otherwise have been self-employed. In other words, they simultaneously boost the economy’s overall productivity and reduce its level of self-employment.
"Simple living is not about living in poverty or self-inflicted deprivation. Rather, it is about living an examined life - one in which you have determined what is important, or "enough," for you, discarding the rest."
The storm began when I came back to school from Christmas break, happy and confident in myself. I was only a week in when I found myself being bombarded by friend requests on Facebook from random male students. At first, I didn’t think anything of it. I was a bit flattered to be honest (maybe I actually am pretty and nice and not awkward, I thought), but then, the unthinkable happened: a student... in my grade followed my alter ego on Twitter. When I got the notification, my heart stopped. I stood there shaking in disbelief and fear. I knew what was coming next: fear, humiliation, shame, threats, name calling.
Avi: What advice would you give your smart kid who’s in high school right now? Seth: That’s easy. Go start something. Right. There’s no locks on the door. The world marketplace is right there. Go on Craigslist, go on eBay, build a blog, build a website, build a following on Twitter, start a tribe, organize things. You will learn as you go. No one needs to know you’re in high school. But the... benefits that you will get from leading in that way and connecting in that way are very very hard to overstate. Don’t wait for permission. Just start.
the best way to come up with a good idea that looks like a bad one is NOT to follow industry trends and read reports. That's all built on consensus. It's better to come up with ideas by encountering problems and opportunities through direct experience.