Autor: Prof. Dr. Murray Hunter
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Entrepreneurship is just a stage in the enterprise lifecycle
Most new businesses commence with someone seeing an opportunity and developing the resulting idea into a visualized product, service, or event in the future. This is the result of perception, an (...)
Generational Attitudes and Behaviour
It can be clearly seen that generational attitudes have influence upon thinking and behavior. A generation can be considered a segment of the population who have shared experiences and have a sense (...)
There is no such person as an entrepreneur
Over the years a large number of personality traits have been explored and reported upon. Early work by McClelland in the 1960s postulated that the key to entrepreneurial behavior was the need for (...)
Groupthink may still be a hazard to your organization
Groupthink is a very popular term used in literature carrying with it very negative connotations. The word is usually used to describe decisions and their resulting disasters. Groupthink is a widely (...)
Imagination may be more important than knowledge: The eight types of imagination we use.
Imagination is the ability to form mental images, phonological passages, analogies, or narratives of something that is not perceived through our senses. Imagination is a manifestation of our memory (...)
The environment as a multi-dimensional system: Taking off your rose coloured glasses
The Pudong area of Shanghai where the World Financial centre and other spectacular buildings reside on the East-side of the Huangpu River has transformed from what was little more than farmland and (...)
Do we have a creative intelligence?
There is no conclusive agreement about what the concept of intelligence really is. Some concepts of intelligence focused upon achievement, i.e., how much a person really knows relative to others in (...)
The Evolution of Business Strategy
Before the 1960s, strategy was referred to as ?generalship?, ?the art of war? and being concerned about managing army campaigns. Strategy was first used in the conduct of business in the early 1960s (...)
The Continuum of Psychotic Organisational Typologies
This paper discusses the influence on our perceptions from the basic psychotic disposition of organizations. Cognitive distortion is influenced by the psychotic traits of an organization along a (...)
What?s with all the hype ? a look at aspirational marketing
Our realities are about what we dream and would like it to be rather than what it is. Aspirational brand strategy is concerned with creating the dream and generating positive emotional reactions from (...)
Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities: What?s wrong with SWOT?
SWOT analysis is one of the most commonly used strategic planning tools around the world. However SWOT?s origins are unclear and ambiguous. The SWOT analysis is believed to have been developed by (...)
How feudalism hinders community transformation and economic evolution
Isn?t equal opportunity a basic human right?
The Olympic Opening Ceremony last Friday night was a spectacular extraordinaire under the direction of Danny Boyle of ?Slumdog Millionaire? fame. One of the highlights of the ceremony was a showcase (...)
How emotions influence how we see the world
Cognition as a discipline has emerged over the last sixty years with the brain as a computer metaphor, leaving the study of emotion to behavioral psychology. But recent research has determined that (...)
How motivation really works
Motives push people to perceive, think and act in specific ways that attempt to satisfy needs. Motives often stay unconscious in a person, as the person doesn?t know exactly what they want, yet these (...)
How we create new ideas
Have you ever thought where do our ideas come from? How do we develop entrepreneurial ideas from random concepts in our mind? At the cognitive level our mind is full of mental imagery and other forms (...)
Integrating the philosophy of Tawhid ? an Islamic approach to organization
World events and media portrayal of Islam over the last few decades has projected negative
images, which are based on a total misunderstanding of Islam and the principles it
Do Confucian Principled Businesses Exist in Asia?
Confucius was born with the name K?ung Ch?iu in the Lũ Kingdom of China in 551 BC, and was in later life called K?ung Fu-Tzu (Master Kung) by his followers. He is probably the most famous (...)
Knowledge, Understanding and the God Paradigm
The existence or non-existence of God has become an exercise in semantics. On one side we have the theologians espousing ?God? as the designer/creator of the universe and on the other side people (...)
One Man, Multiple Inventions: The lessons and legacies of Thomas Edison
Looking at entrepreneurship & innovation through biographies

There are so many different interactive forces impacting upon both the individual and the environment that (...)
People tend to start businesses for the wrong reasons
People undertaking strategic analysis or some type of strategic planning to develop ideas and strategies for a new potential business could not be further from the truth. This is part of the textbook (...)
Where do entrepreneurial opportunities come from?
An opportunity is a gap in the market where there is the potential to do something different and create value (Wickham 2004). This represents a potential to serve customers better than they are (...)
The five types of thinking we use
The human brain has evolved over many millions of years. Our brain cells, neurotransmitters, synapses, and processes are not much different from other animals. However through evolution the brain has (...)
The Arrival of Petroleum, Rockefeller, and the Lessons He taught Us
Before the arrival of petroleum there were a number of different fuels that could be used for light and power. Coal became an important fuel in industry for steam engines, but houses still cooked (...)
Samsara and the Organization
A person?s perception continually ebbs and flows on a daily basis with changes in intelligence, knowledge and understanding, based on the type of emotions one feels and their individual strength, (...)
Perpetual self conflict
Self awareness as a key to our ethical drive, personal mastery, and perception of entrepreneurial opportunities
This paper considers the nexus between the environment, self and reality, and the influence upon ethics, entrepreneurial opportunity, and sustainability. It is postulated that perception and (...)
Missed Opportunities for ASEAN if the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) fails to start up in 2015
ASEAN potential as a major trade player

Although the pundits state that the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) and ASEAN Economic community (AEC) will be in place by 2015, there are (...)
Lessons from the Invention of the airplane and the Beginning of the Aviation Era
No other concept had been dreamed about more than the ability of man to undertake powered flight. Ever since the Greek Mythology of Icarus and Daedalus, man has been on a great quest to discover the (...)
From Europe, to the US, Japan, and onto China
The evolution of the automobile
The pre-automobile era

Even though the railways existed in Britain, Europe, and America by the late 1880s, most road transport was still undertaken by house and carriage. There (...)
ASEAN Nations need indigenous innovation to transform their economies but are doing little about it
With the exception of Singapore, which can be considered a developed city-state, most members of ASEAN are still developing nations, with a few still in the under-developed phase of growth. In (...)
Do Asian Management Paradigms Exist? A look at four theoretical frames.
Interest in Asian business and management practices developed during the Japanese business emergence in the 1980s. The rise of the Asian tigers in the early 1990s and the emergence of China and India (...)
The SMRT Labour Dispute: Symptoms of a dirty business
Corporate greed, old authoritarian hangovers, and demographic changes in the foreign labour industry
Late last month 171 Chinese national bus drivers who were employed by the Singapore Government controlled bus and underground railway company SMRT took industrial action by staging a two day walkout. (...)
Who Really Rules Australia?: A tragic tale of the Australian People
An inconvenient question

The question of "who rules Australia?" is always answered with pet ideas and different theories. We can see symbols of power all around us, but the (...)
Australia in the "Asian Century" or is it Lost in Asia?
Australia maintains a delusion of reality China and the US - The Australian dilemma.
The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a long awaited white paper Australia in the Asian Century yesterday, which has been "wowed" by the Australian media. The white paper basically (...)
Who rules Singapore?
The only true mercantile state in the world
The story of Singapore is an intriguing one. It's about how an island at the bottom of the Malay Peninsula developed into a modern city state and into one of the most powerful economies in the Asian (...)