Thursday, June 11, 2020

Entrepreneurship at the executive education level is alive and well at Hult Hult Blog

Hult’s Executive MBA Class of 2014, which was  based in London, produced a number of entrepreneurs. And even though I was among them, I was surprised—as business school graduates (especially executive education students) have traditionally focused on big, corporate jobs Entrepreneurship has only recently become a popular area of focus for business schools, according to Forbes contributor Nathan Furr, who wrote: â€Å"Entrepreneurship wasn’t a serious topic in mainstream economics and sociology until the last few years.† Its emergence as a prominent topic within business schools has been due to innovations in technology, which in turn has renewed a thirst for it. Hult even offers a Master of Social Entrepreneurship. I was curious about the synergies that my fellow entrepreneurs shared, so I performed an analysis of those who made the leap. The two most common traits I found were creativity and the ability to generate ideas. As I got to know my fellow entrepreneurs during our two years of study, it became apparent that they were all extremely creative, full of ideas—and knew how to create solutions for the business problems they wanted to solve. This last part was key. All of them had seen a gap in the market, and had come up with solutions they believed could benefit it. But what they needed was a nudge—the confidence to make a leap of faith and commit to a project. This is the hardest part because it’s not easy giving up a salary for the uncertainty of building a business, and wondering when the next paycheck will come. Entrepreneurs need to make a lot of sacrifices, even those closest to them. One of Hult’s unique strengths is the ability to attract a diverse group of students, from culture to industry experience. This is the reason why alumni startups represent such a wide mix of traditional and emerging industries. Here are a few fellow entrepreneurs from the class of 2014 I’d like to highlight. In Our Shoes Social Entrepreneur Kenneth See founded In Our Shoes. The startup is a product of the growing â€Å"experience economy,† bringing Ecotourism to remote villages in his home country, The Philippines. Villagers live a simple, self-sufficient life, often in poverty. Kenneth’s objective is to create an opportunity for people in rural areas to raise themselves out of poverty through creating and managing their own Ecotourism businesses, inviting guests to stay in their villages and live life in their shoes for a few days. Kings Caffe Pub Vedran Jakominic, a  master brewer and coffee connoisseur,   was keen to bring a British-style pub to Croatia. Former District Director of the City of Riejka, Vedran established his first cafe during his final year of study (2013) catering to coffee drinkers during the day, and to those who enjoy adult beverages  in the evening. To Vedran’s delight, the market response surpassed all his expectations and,  having visited,  I can report that it is a hit! He has already franchised a second cafe, and is in the process of opening his third. gratuu Renate Kalnina, who has a background as an editor for Latvian reality shows, once had a short stint as a waitress at an Indian restaurant in Manchester. She observed that some customers failed to tip servers, and so earlier this year—post graduation—TipIt was born. In this new era of e-tipping, TipIt gives customers the freedom to designate tips to those delivering excellent service. Starting first in the UK, TipIt aims to go global. Robert Kerr Without exception, the best-dressed man at the London graduate campus last year was Thomas Drischell, who has an obvious passion for fashion. A Frenchman with flair, Thomas was inspired by his British grandfather, a famous Saville Row tailor in London in the 1950’s. His grandfather taught Thomas at a young age to love and respect all the tools of a tailor’s trade, and so a lifelong passion was born. During his final year of study (2014), and in a world of technological innovation, Thomas launched Robert-Kerr to provide traditional handcrafted, unique, vintage silk and cashmere products via his online shop and boutiques in Paris, London, and Milan. My fellow entrepreneurs have all demonstrated a burning passion for bringing an idea to life, but no one mentioned money, or a desire to be rich. We all  desired to create a solution for something about which we felt both passion—and frustration.  For example, my business partner and I created the digital marketing agency Eventopedia because of the long-standing inefficiencies we observed in the corporate events industry. Our goal was to reduce waste across multiple sides of the market. But we also wanted to do more: increase conversion, and utilize technology as an enabler to give autonomy and power back to each industry stakeholder. What all  of us took from Hult was the confidence to apply broad business acumen to entrepreneurship and business execution, as well as a strong, supportive and diverse alumni network. Our mindsets clearly changed during the business school journey. A number of us transformed ourselves from intrapreneurs within organizations to entrepreneurs, bringing our passions to life with a firm belief and determination that we will succeed. Discover how Hult’s Global Executive MBA is specially designed to help you thrive as an entrepreneur. Alan Newton is a Hult Global Ambassador, and a 2014 Executive MBA graduate of Hult International Business School in London. He has spent the last 15 years in senior operational, commercial, supply chain procurement roles within leading EMEA event agencies. Since graduation he has followed his entrepreneurial spirit and established a consultancy network, NewtonSquared, and co-founded Eventopedia, both of which serve the global events community. Step up your game with executive education at Ashridge agile business school. To find out more, take a look at our blog Ivy Exec ranks Hult 22nd for Best Executive MBA, or firm up your exec career footing with a Masters in International Business from Hult. Download a brochure or get in touch today to find out how Hult can help you learn everything about the business world, the future, and yourself. Hult Rotation offers you a chance to study in a truly global way. Our rotation program allows you to study and be immersed in some of the finest cities in the world. 📠¸: @jasminmanzano . Hult Rotation offers you a chance to study in a truly global way. Our rotation program allows you to study and be immersed in some of the finest cities in the world. 📠¸: @jasminmanzano . Each year, Hult seeks to enroll a talented and ambitious incoming class from all over the world. We look for diverse students with a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and interests—students who will thrive in our unique educational atmosphere. Are you ready for a truly global experience? 📠¸: @iambrunadiniz . Each year, Hult seeks to enroll a talented and ambitious incoming class from all over the world. We look for diverse students with a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and interests—students who will thrive in our unique educational atmosphere. Are you ready for a truly global experience? 📠¸: @iambrunadiniz . We’re excited to start 2020 on a ranking high! Hult is proud to have been placed #28 in Poets Quants 2020 rankings for Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the US. Taking a huge leap of 32 places from our 2019 position, we’re also very happy to have secured top positions in key categories like: life-changing experience, practicality of the degree, and global immersion. . With five global campuses, a student body of over 130 nationalities, and a learn-by-doing approach—Hult offers a student experience like no other. . We’re excited to start 2020 on a ranking high! Hult is proud to have been placed #28 in Poets Quants 2020 rankings for Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the US. Taking a huge leap of 32 places from our 2019 position, we’re also very happy to have secured top positions in key categories like: life-changing experience, practicality of the degree, and global immersion. . With five global campuses, a student body of over 130 nationalities, and a learn-by-doing approach—Hult offers a student experience like no other. . â€Å"I’m from an engineering background and needed a whole new skill set for the industry I wanted to switch to. I learned a lot about myself and how I deal with being out of my comfort zone. I learned both soft and hard skills, from how to work in very diverse teams to key accounting metrics and strategy. I was surprised by how weak I was at certain tasks in English or how strong I actually was in other areas. Hult gave me opportunities to try new things and meet people from places I never thought I would have friends. . My internship experiences gave me the chance to broaden my view of different cultures and different companies. I had the opportunity to work and live with people whose values differed from people in my home country. I thought that this would be difficult, but it gave me the chance to reflect on my own values and assess if they were a result of my home country environment or if they were intrinsically mine. . Diederick ter Kulve (@diederick.terkulve) Netherlands Masters in International Business . â€Å"I’m from an engineering background and needed a whole new skill set for the industry I wanted to switch to. I learned a lot about myself and how I deal with being out of my comfort zone. I learned both soft and hard skills, from how to work in very diverse teams to key accounting metrics and strategy. I was surprised by how weak I was at certain tasks in English or how strong I actually was in other areas. Hult gave me opportunities to try new things and meet people from places I never thought I would have friends. . My internship experiences gave me the chance to broaden my view of different cultures and different companies. I had the opportunity to work and live with people whose values differed from people in my home country. I thought that this would be difficult, but it gave me the chance to reflect on my own values and assess if they were a result of my home country environment or if they were intrinsically mine. . Diederick ter Kulve (@diederick.terkulve) Netherlands Masters in International Business . Say a big hello to our Bachelor of Business Administration program cover star, Elisa Orus Plana âÅ" ¨ . â€Å"I’m excited for the future—especially that I cant predict whats going to happen. Maybe Ill end up in Mexico working for a trading company or maybe in Africa, developing my own business. Everything is possible, and the options are constantly changing. I love the idea that Im never going to be stuck doing the same job until the end of my life if I dont want it to be like this. . Hult really supports me and my ambitions and truly believes that we deserve to be considered as professionals as well as students. Here, I get to express not just my opinions but all elements of myself. From my creative side with the Fashion Society to my finance and business sides in Trading Club and the Management Consulting Club. We get a different type of learning here. Not just essential knowledge and theory, but practical skills and mindset. The school is always evolving. We’re encouraged to innovate and to always look for new ways of doing traditional things. We learn how to be more confident and become aware of how we can impact our environment. The school aims to help you become a better version of yourself and to stand out from the crowd.â€Å" . Elisa Orus Plana French Bachelor of Business Administration Class of 2021 Say a big hello to our Bachelor of Business Administration program cover star, Elisa Orus Plana âÅ" ¨ . â€Å"I’m excited for the future—especially that I cant predict whats going to happen. Maybe Ill end up in Mexico working for a trading company or maybe in Africa, developing my own business. Everything is possible, and the options are constantly changing. I love the idea that Im never going to be stuck doing the same job until the end of my life if I dont want it to be like this. . Hult really supports me and my ambitions and truly believes that we deserve to be considered as professionals as well as students. Here, I get to express not just my opinions but all elements of myself. From my creative side with the Fashion Society to my finance and business sides in Trading Club and the Management Consulting Club. We get a different type of learning here. Not just essential knowledge and theory, but practical skills and mindset. The school is always evolving. We’re encouraged to innovate and to always look for new ways of doing traditional things. We learn how to be more confident and become aware of how we can impact our environment. The school aims to help you become a better version of yourself and to stand out from the crowd.â€Å" . Elisa Orus Plana French Bachelor of Business Administration Class of 2021"> During the final days of 2019, you probably reflected on what you’ve accomplished this year—and even this decade—and what you’d like to achieve in 2020. Let us know in the comments below. During the final days of 2019, you probably reflected on what you’ve accomplished this year—and even this decade—and what you’d like to achieve in 2020. Let us know in the comments below. â€Å"The first time we did group work on the program, I went head-to-head with a colleague. It taught me a lot about how I see people, how people see me, and how conflict can be resolved in a kind and productive way. The best feedback you get, when delivered constructively, is the most critical because it really feeds into how you lead. I’ve completely reversed my leadership style—the result is so much richer and more powerful when you lead from behind and lead with strength. . Studying in tandem with working, whilst challenging, gave me the perfect platform to directly apply learning concepts into my business environment, the competitive landscape, and the real-estate industry as a whole. When I started the program, I was very happy in my corporate role. But my courage and aspirations grew to the point that I took on a whole new direction. Having my career coach, Joanna, as a sounding board allowed me to really be strategic and get to know myself. She coached me thro ugh all the interviews, the research, and the questions. It went in parallel with what I was doing academically and after six months everything just clicked. . I went into the EMBA knowing I had nothing to lose and I’ve come out with everything. Great strength, global friends, amazing learning, mentors from professors, a job I love, and the knowledge that I can set my mind to achieve anything and with the right support and resources I’ll get there.† . Kashani Wijetunga British, New Zealand Sri Lankan Associate Director Senior Strategy Consultant CBRE EMBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"The first time we did group work on the program, I went head-to-head with a colleague. It taught me a lot about how I see people, how people see me, and how conflict can be resolved in a kind and productive way. The best feedback you get, when delivered constructively, is the most critical because it really feeds into how you lead. I’ve completely reversed my leadership style—the result is so much richer and more powerful when you lead from behind and lead with strength. . Studying in tandem with working, whilst challenging, gave me the perfect platform to directly apply learning concepts into my business environment, the competitive landscape, and the real-estate industry as a whole. When I started the program, I was very happy in my corporate role. But my courage and aspirations grew to the point that I took on a whole new direction. Having my career coach, Joanna, as a sounding board allowed me to really be strategic and get to know myself. She coached me thro ugh all the interviews, the research, and the questions. It went in parallel with what I was doing academically and after six months everything just clicked. . I went into the EMBA knowing I had nothing to lose and I’ve come out with everything. Great strength, global friends, amazing learning, mentors from professors, a job I love, and the knowledge that I can set my mind to achieve anything and with the right support and resources I’ll get there.† . Kashani Wijetunga British, New Zealand Sri Lankan Associate Director Senior Strategy Consultant CBRE EMBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"It was now or never. I knew that I’d have likely stayed in my neighborhood for years to come if I didn’t take this opportunity. I’d not lived or studied outside of the U.S. before. So I left my job as a global strategist at an advertising agency and moved halfway around the world. I’ve come back a more culturally aware, well-versed person. I’ve realized that everything is a learning experience and an opportunity for growth. Ill definitely carry this mindset with me into the future. Technology and social media allow us to be different people in several places at once. Im excited to see how I can establish myself in whatever city Ill be lucky enough to call home and still maintain deep connections with people all over the world. I’m inspired by my classmates every day. Hearing some of their life stories and how getting this degree fits into their greater mission has been very humbling. My biggest challenge has been finding the ‘right’ path for me. There have been rooms Ive felt like I shouldnt be in, but now Im proud to feel as though I truly belong, wherever I am.† . Dwayne Logan, Jnr. American MBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"It was now or never. I knew that I’d have likely stayed in my neighborhood for years to come if I didn’t take this opportunity. I’d not lived or studied outside of the U.S. before. So I left my job as a global strategist at an advertising agency and moved halfway around the world. I’ve come back a more culturally aware, well-versed person. I’ve realized that everything is a learning experience and an opportunity for growth. Ill definitely carry this mindset with me into the future. Technology and social media allow us to be different people in several places at once. Im excited to see how I can establish myself in whatever city Ill be lucky enough to call home and still maintain deep connections with people all over the world. I’m inspired by my classmates every day. Hearing some of their life stories and how getting this degree fits into their greater mission has been very humbling. My biggest challenge has been finding the ‘right’ path for me. There have been rooms Ive felt like I shouldnt be in, but now Im proud to feel as though I truly belong, wherever I am.† . Dwayne Logan, Jnr. American MBA Class of 2019 . Happy New Year, Hultians! . Happy New Year, Hultians! .

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Team Conflict Development Team Dynamics Theories

In this assignment, student are required to conduct a literature review of team conflict development, team dynamics theories in support of conflict competence, and provide abilities to effectively diagnose and address conflicts as they arise Introduction on the background of the conflict management One of the major contributors to the study of conflict management is The Thomas–Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKIâ„ ¢). The instrument was created to a developed assist to help organizations in manger conflict. Thomas–Kilmann worked on this project for more than 40 years. Dr. Ken Thomas, PhD and Ralph Kilmann, PhD, are professors at the University of Pittsburgh. The Managerial Grid Model of Blake and Mouton, was also developed by Dr. Thomas and Dr. Kilmann. They create this tool so people would be able to implement the model quickly and the result would be effective. Their work became the primary measurement of conflict- management and was approval by hundreds of research studies. 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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Alphabetical Phrasal Verbs Reference List

Phrasal verbs are verbs that are made up of a main verb and followed by particle, usually prepositions. Most phrasal verbs are two or three words and can be quite challenging for English learners as they can be literal or figurative in meaning. In other words, sometimes it is easy to understand the meaning (such as get up), but in the case of figurative meanings can be quite confusing (such as pick up). Begin learning phrasal verbs with a limited list. The list below provides a good starting point for intermediate level English learners. Teachers can use this introducing phrasal verbs lesson plan to help students become more familiar with phrasal verbs and start building phrasal verb vocabulary. Finally, there are a wide variety of phrasal verb resources on the site to help you learn new phrasal verbs and test your understanding with quizzes. This ESL phrasal verb reference guide is intended for English learners. The guide contains some of the most important phrasal verbs used in everyday English. There are many, many more phrasal verbs, but I have chosen these verbs as a good starting point for English learners. Each phrasal verb is defined, has an example sentence for context, and states whether the definition is separable or inseparable, transitive or intransitive. For more information on how to use phrasal verbs, read the phrasal verb guide on this site. Important phrasal verbs in English starting with the letter A. Includes examples and whether the phrasal verb is separable / inseparable, transitive / intransitive. S Separable IS Inseparable T Transitive IT - Intransitive account for explain, be the reason for His lack of interest accounts for his poor grades. IS T act on take an action Tom acted on the information. IS T add to increase the size This chair will add to the furniture we already have. S T add up make sense Your guess adds up based on all the facts. IS IT agree with have the same opinion as someone I agree with Tom about the need for better schools. IS T allow something for provide time, money, or other resource for something You need to allow two hours for traffic. S T answer for something be responsible for something The director answers for the drop in sales last quarter. IS T argue something out discuss all the details to come to an agreement We argued our differences out and signed a contract. S T arrive at something agree upon something We arrived at a contract last week. IS T ask after somebody ask how someone is doing I asked after Kate last week and her mother told me she was doing well. IS T attend to something take care of something you need to do Peter attended to preparations for the party while his wife cooked the dinner. IS T average something out arrive at the average figure I average the contracts out and well make a profit of $250,000. S T

Friday, May 15, 2020

What Is Cephalization Definition and Examples

In zoology, cephalization is the evolutionary trend toward concentrating nervous tissue, the mouth, and sense organs toward the front end of an animal. Fully cephalized organisms have a head and brain, while less cephalized animals display one or more regions of nervous tissue. Cephalization is associated with bilateral symmetry and movement with the head facing forward. Key Takeaways: Cephalization Cephalization is defined as the evolutionary trend toward nervous system centralization and the development of a head and brain.Cephalized organisms display bilateral symmetry. Sense organs or tissues are concentrated on or near the head, which is at the front of the animal as it moves forward. The mouth is also located near the front of the creature.Advantages of cephalization are development of a complex neural system and intelligence, clustering of senses to help an animal rapidly sense food and threats, and superior analysis of food sources.Radially symmetrical organisms lack cephalization. Nervous tissue and senses typically receive information from multiple directions. The oral orifice is often near the middle of the body. Advantages Cephalization offers an organism three advantages. First, it allows for the development of a brain. The brain acts as a control center to organize and control sensory information. Over time, animals can evolve complex neural systems and develop higher intelligence. The second advantage of cephalization is that sense organs can cluster at the front of the body. This helps a forward-facing organism efficiently scan its environment so it can locate food and shelter and avoid predators and other dangers. Basically, the front end of the animal senses stimuli first, as the organism moves forward. Third, cephalization trends toward placing the mouth closer to the sense organs and brain. The net effect is that an animal can quickly analyze food sources. Predators often have special sense organs near the oral cavity to gain information about prey when its too close for vision and hearing. For example cats have vibrissae (whiskers) that sense prey in the dark and when its too close for them to see. Sharks have electroreceptors called the ampullae of Lorenzini that allow them to map prey location. Cephalization results in animals that have heads with brains and sense organs clustered on the head. Mike Schultz / EyeEm / Getty Images Examples of Cephalization Three groups of animals display a high degree of cephalization: vertebrates, arthropods, and cephalopod mollusks. Examples of vertebrates include humans, snakes, and birds. Examples of arthropods include lobsters, ants, and spiders. Examples of cephalopods include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish. Animals from these three groups exhibit bilateral symmetry, forward movement, and well-developed brains. Species from these three groups are considered to be the most intelligent organisms on the planet. Many more types of animals lack true brains, but have cerebral ganglia. While the head may be less clearly defined, its easy to identify the front and rear of the creature. Sense organs or sensory tissue and the mouth or oral cavity is near the front. Locomotion places the cluster of nervous tissue, sense organs, and mouth toward the front. While the nervous system of these animals is less centralized, associative learning still occurs. Snails, flatworms, and nematodes are examples of organisms with a lesser degree of cephalization. Clusters of neurons around a jellyfish bell allow it to process 360 degrees of sensory input. Feria Hikmet Noraddin / EyeEm / Getty Images Animals That Lack Cephalization Cephalization doesnt offer an advantage to free-floating or sessile organisms. Many aquatic species display radial symmetry. Examples include echinoderms (starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers) and cnidarians (corals, anemones, jellyfish). Animals that cant move or are subject to currents must be able to find food and defend against threats from any direction. Most introductory textbooks list these animals as acephalic or lacking cephalization. While its true none of these creatures has a brain or central nervous system, their neural tissue is organized to allow rapid muscular excitation and sensory processing. Modern invertebrate zoologists have identified nerve nets in these creatures. Animals that lack cephalization are not less-evolved than those with brains. Its simply that they are adapted to a different type of habitat. Sources Brusca, Richard C. (2016). Introduction to the Bilateria and the Phylum Xenacoelomorpha | Triploblasty and Bilateral Symmetry Provide New Avenues for Animal Radiation. Invertebrates. Sinauer Associates. pp. 345–372. ISBN 978-1605353753.Gans, C. Northcutt, R. G. (1983). Neural crest and the origin of vertebrates: a new head.  Science  220. pp. 268–273.Jandzik, D.; Garnett, A. T.; Square, T. A.; Cattell, M. V.; Yu, J. K.; Medeiros, D. M. (2015). Evolution of the new vertebrate head by co-option of an ancient chordate skeletal tissue. Nature. 518: 534–537. doi:10.1038/nature14000Satterlie, Richard (2017). Cnidarian Neurobiology. The Oxford Handbook of Invertebrate Neurobiology, edited by John H. Byrne. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190456757.013.7Satterlie, Richard A. (2011). Do jellyfish have a central nervous system? Journal of Experimental Biology.  214:  1215-1223.  doi:10.1242/jeb.043687

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

American Society A Wide Range Of Cultures - 1951 Words

Since American society is based on lower, middle, and high classes, wealth is one of the major concerns. The United States is divided into a wide range of cultures. The majority of the cultures is made up of Caucasians and African Americans. â€Å"Whites alone made up 77.7 percent while blacks made up 13.2 percent of the population in 2013† (United States Census Bureau). Both of these races combined make up 90.9 percent of the United States population, and because of this, these two races will make up most of the workforce. With these two cultures being the majority of our society, why do they have such a wealth gap? The wealth gap is the most acute indictor of racial inequality. With the wealth gap persisting, there will be no post-racial†¦show more content†¦This shows that the median Latino or Black household would have to save almost 100 percent of their income for three consecutive years to end the wealth gap. With there being different environments that people a re raised and living in America can see that households share a great range of household net worth. If every race in the United States could be equal with income wealth there would be hardly any different environment types that the citizens would live in. With all races living in an equal environment, households would start to see a balanced median household income. Alexandra Killewald, in the article â€Å"Return to Being Black, Living in the Red: A Race Gap in Wealth That Goes Beyond Social Origin,† discusses wealth, racial differences, debt, and income distribution. Killewald claims that people and government aid should not only help African Americans, Caucasians, and Latinos, but everyone that needs help getting out of poverty. The author focuses more on the white and black races, because they are the majority of our society. 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Question: Discuss about the Theory and Practice of Investment Management. Answer: Introduction John Singleton is one of the successful Australian entrepreneurs who were born on 9th November 1941. This research paper will help in reflecting the history, growth and the achievements of the Australian entrepreneur John Singleton whos full name is John Desmond Singleton. The skills, traits and leadership qualities of an entrepreneur help in providing some sort of motivation to the deterrent employees of any of the firm. This research paper will help in highlighting the different businesses of John Singleton as well as the advantages of its businesses as compared with the other entrepreneurs. There are some of the future suggestions which need to be implemented by the entrepreneurs. History, development, and growth of the entrepreneur He was born on 9th November 1941 and is the founder member of different businesses such as radio, hotels, horse racing as well as publishing. There are seven children from his six marriages. There were many ups and down throughout his childhood days. His life partner till the year 2011 was Yvette Hartman. The survey conducted by Business magazines revealed the fact that he was among 200 of the top richest people. These are different facts reveal his struggle and patience at the young age and it was very difficult for him to come up these barriers (Kendrick 2010). The business ventures include publishing, radios, and the hotels along with horse racing. In his early days, John Singleton he played for a Rugby club throughout the 1970s. He has the desired skills, which helped him in succeeding his business top a larger extent. This stage of his life evaluated the growth of an entrepreneur and which helped him in succeeding his business process within the concerned market segments. He wit h his friend named Gerry Harvey owned the gold coast thoroughbred firm. In the year 1973 he became the Managing director for DDBs Australian operations. It is evident to know that working internationally became a major challenge for him and thus he left that particular business. He was held as the executive director for creation for Qantas commercials. Role of family and socio-cultural background in developing the passion of entrepreneurial The family members play the most vital role in developing the passion for an entrepreneur. The social and the cultural background create the crucial impact on the minds of the individuals and affect their future career in both ways i.e. positive and negative (Mazzarol 2014). His fathers experiences of his father provided him some sort of motivation for working harder and this is considered to be very helpful in enhancing his skills (Mohd Sidek 2016). On the other hand, it has been seen that the social and cultural factors influence the activities' of the concerned Entrepreneurs. The social factors consist of certain elements such as the individualistic factors and organizational factors (Tiffany, Peterson and Barrow 2012). The family plays the most significant role in providing motivation and desired encouragements to the candidates related to his job and skills. The traits and the behaviors of the successful entrepreneurs reveal his cultural background and this plays the major part in managing his future job activities (Holbeche 2010). There are certain theories such as the family orientation theory which highlights the sources for the respective entrepreneurial characteristics as well as the emergence of the different entrepreneurs. The primary motive of this theory is to reflect the desired role of the family members in the development of entrepreneurial character (Disselkamp 2009). It has been seen that the experiences and the characteristics of his father and mother help in bringing up a successful entrepreneur for Australia. He started his career in the year 1960 with an advertising agency in Sydney. He won merely three awards for writing from the concerned university and this lead for a contract with the agency of creative artists throughout sophomore year. Businesses and the competitive advantage of the business compared to other entrepreneurs There were three types of businesses developed by John Singleton; they were radio, horseracing, hotels and Publishing. There are two radio networks of John Singleton named as the Macquarie and Virgin radio. He was critically involved with the Qantas and then made an awesome commercial for Qantas. One of his major businesses is the STW which helped him in generating a larger amount of the finance (Fabozzi and Markowitz 2011). Then the business was expanded into the different market segments. On the other hand, he was also engaged in the horse racing and the publishing. The next business of the firm is the development and execution of the hotel business. The primary motive of the firm was to provide excellent services the different market segments of Australia. This particular business provided the desired advantage to John as compared with the other entrepreneurs as the products were of Australia and therefore the people can easily believe the quality of services and moreover the pric es were affordable for the people (Ghaemi 2011). The next business was the publishing which mainly focused on the style prevailing throughout the different market segments. He was greatly involved with the Qantas and then he became the member of Order of The Australia. Moreover, he was popularly known for the career life he had. He had six marriages which were not considered to be an even travel for him throughout his livelihood as well as it is extremely recognized within the Australian communicational business. It is evident to know that he became very popular for promoting the beer brand throughout the different market segments of Australia. Future suggestions for the entrepreneur It is very important for an entrepreneur to look upon his traits and behavioral characterizes as these plays the most crucial role in developing effective leadership qualities for managing the concerned firm. There are some of the crucial recommendations as to implement the different leadership theories such as the transformational, participative as well as the transactional leadership styles (Gunzel-Jensen et al.2016). There are different tips from well-known researchers for the entrepreneurs to become successful. These are challenging you, caring for the work, taking the risk, believing in you, having the distinct and effective vision, finding the goods and the right people, facing the fears, taking effective actions, managing the time and building efficiency and effective team for the desired growth and expansion of the firm (Verbeke et al. 2011). There are different types of the business for which the entrepreneurs needs to be careful such s the selling businesses. Managing the e ntire firm is considered to be the primary responsibility of an entrepreneur as it helps in developing the effective team for carrying out the useful work. Participative style of leadership helps in taking an active part of the employees in the decision-making the process of the firm and therefore the entrepreneur needs to encourage the employees to take the active part in the decision king process of the firm (Halsall 2015). Development of the effective team helps to enhance the business process and brings out more profitability for the firm. Taking risks is another vital point for an entrepreneur which helps in expanding its respective business processes to a large extent. Conclusion John is one of the successful Australian entrepreneurs and was famous during his prime time. This paper revealed his history, growth, achievements and establishment of different businesses. There were three types of businesses developed by John Singleton; they were Radio, Hotels, horse racing, and Publishing. He had six marriages from which there were seven children. Expansion of the effectual team helps to augment the business method and brings out more productivity for any of the firm. The social as well as the cultural background generate vital impact on the minds of the individuals and affect their future career. There are certain theories such as the family orientation theory which highlights the sources for the respective entrepreneurial characteristics as well as the emergence of the different entrepreneurs. It is, therefore, recommended to develop effective leadership skills as to enhance the growth of the business to the international market segments. . Managing the complete firm is measured to be the primary duty of an entrepreneur as it helps in developing the effectual team for carrying out the useful work. References Disselkamp, L, (2009),No boundaries, Hoboken, N,J,: Wiley. Fabozzi, F, and Markowitz, H, (2011),The theory and practice of investment management, Hoboken, N,J,: John Wiley Sons. Ghaemi, S, (2011),A first-rate madness, New York: Penguin Press. Gunzel-Jensen, F, Jain, A, and Kjeldsen, A, (2016), Distributed leadership in health care: The role of formal leadership styles and organizational efficacy, Leadership. Halsall, R, (2015), The role of CEO (auto-) biographies in the dissemination of neo-ascetic leadership styles,Leadership. Holbeche, L, (2010),HR leadership, Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann. Kendrick, R, (2010),Cyber Risks for Business Professionals, Ely: IT Governance Pub. 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