Folks, you just have to watch this video. The behavior of people we see everyday may be the body of America, but this guy represents the heart of America. Let's point to something that is good about America for a change.
Watch it all, and listen to the man explain why he only charges enough to make a $1 profit.
Note: It is a video from the show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs make a case for investment partners.
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Now then, about those intelligent, educated, and enlightened folks ...
Pretty neat - we need more of him and fewer of the first investor.
Judging from the show I saw on California water, he needs to be selling there. They have real problems with enough water, and the large majority goes to agriculture.
Thank you for sharing! We need more entrepreneurs like that guy. He's all about creating something that will help people and is content to make a little money off of it. He brought tears to my eyes, and that is not an easy thing to do.
I know what you mean PrettyPanther. I stumbled across that clip, and then stumbled all over my keyboard putting it up in this forum.
He is not alone. We, (at least I do), all see folks like him all the time in our everyday dealings with small business owners, but we are so preoccupied with the more public display of Big Business actions that we lump all business owners and entrepreneurs in the same group..
I'm not sure I agree that it is common to lump all business owners together, but yeah, many small business owners care about their customers and their employees and often will sacrifice their own time and income to make sure their employees and customers are taken care of.
Greetings, GA, I could not access the video through facebook (I dumped them a few years ago as needlessly intrusive). I did find the video on You-Tube however.
It just so happened that I saw this pitch when it was originally broadcast, my spouse is a fan of the program, Shark Tank.
This man is too selfless to be a 'conservative' anything. He is running a charity in a system that by its very nature must reward greed and avarice. With all the wolves out there, will he be able to survive?
I have a better chance of being knocked on the head by a 'fallin star' then to find someone of this man's like a second time.
I don't have problems with business in general, only those that exploit labor. I don't see any of that here. I am more concerned about the power and influence of corporations than I am about small business, generally.
This guy represents a heart of America that is really no longer there, he is the exception and not the rule.
I have seen a lot of that 'feel good' stuff on the CBS program "Undercover Boss", the theme extolling the virtues of capitalism in that your boss will ultimately recognize and reward hard work and dedication in his behalf. It makes for great entertainment but that is all. For every one receiving lavish praise and bonuses, there are a 10 million that continue to carry on without recognition.
P.S. Having a field day with the Auto-Biography, visiting the "Carter Years" now. Picking up items stored for many years, I now have 200 magazines over the period of the 25 years; Atlantic Monthly, Discover and American Heritage. I told the missus that this is not just junk sitting around as I am determined to read one a week and in about 4 years, now that I have the time, I will clear out the space.
I have to recommend American Heritage as an excellent publication on varied topics of American history, both major and relatively obscure.
While I agree that the man in the video does represent the exception, rather than the rule, of today's businessman's attitude, I disagree that he represents a "heart of America" that is no longer there.
Glad to hear you are enjoying the read. For some reason I was never much of a magazine reader. Not that I wouldn't enjoy their content, particularly the likes of American Heritage one you mention, just that I didn't pay much attention to acquiring them. Although I do remember avidly reaching for a Discover magazine wherever I saw one lying around. I liked the science stuff.
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