Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / by Nathan Clark
The past few years have turned plenty of people into entrepreneurs, some not by choice. And some of these new entrepreneurs are part of what’s known as the “informal” economy, making cash sales that can’t really be traced. Some say that makes them quasi-criminals, but this Harvard Business Review column looks at these off-the-radar, self-sufficient entrepreneurs as possible role models.
A few old couples used to get together over lunch to talk about life and remember the good old days.
One day, one of the men in the group, Harry, started talking about this fantastic restaurant he went to the other night with his wife.
“Really?” one of the other men said, “What’s it called?”
After thinking for a few seconds, Harry said, “What are those good-smelling flowers called again?”
“Do you mean a rose?” the first man offered.
“Yes, that’s it,” Harry exclaimed. Looking over at his wife he said, “Rose, what’s that restaurant we went to the other night?”
Have a great week!