Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Oy, To Be An Entrepreneurial Mensch

Here's the kind of business man/woman every Jewish (and non-Jewish) Mother can be proud of: an Entrepreneurial Mensch. This article is a relatively short interview with Noah Alper - who's book provides a Jewish take on being a entrepreneur. It's a bit cheesy (to use a bad bagel pun), but hey, it's got some valid points.

Among topics he covers, is the importance of having some sort of Sabbath in your life:

Q: One piece of advice you give in the book is to remember the Sabbath. What does that mean for non-Jewish businesspeople?

A: What I'm saying is that you need to take time away from the business. It's Sabbath in the most broadly construed perspective. Especially in today's day and age, with our electronic leashes, it means unleashing ourselves for periods of time. It's not only vital for health but extremely important for business success, because without reflection time, you won't do as good a job. It can be anything from a power walk to frequent vacations.

Amen, to that.

Thanks to Guy Kawasaki for mentioning the story.

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