Friday, September 12, 2008



doc said...

Does that mean the Chinese character representation of crisis is the ying and yang of any given situation...half empty, half full etc? That there is something salvageable in every situation depending on how you look at it?


Tracy Diziere said...

Maybe so . . . I hadn't thought of it that way. I'd be interested in the exact translation from a native speaker of Chinese. I really like thinking that there is something salvageable as you say in everything. The difficult part is the looking, I think, and I like this quote to remind me to look harder.

Tracy Diziere said...

In light of "the economic crisis," which I just addressed in a separate post today, I wanted to provide an example of how people are viewing opportunity in terms of entrepreneurship. Based on a Kauffman Foundation study: "Seventy-one percent of Americans believe that the economic crisis of the past two weeks [post date: Oct. 1, 2008] has made it more difficult to become an entrepreneur. The study shows a gulf between those who see opportunities and those willing to seize them; 49 percent of respondents see opportunities for entrepreneurial ideas in the current economy but only 26 percent said they would actually consider starting a business within the next five years."