SUMESH ARORA — Entrepreneurship: is the glass half-full or half-empty?

Posted by: Contributing Columnist, Mississippi Business Journal Feature, News, Technology, April 28, 2016.

The standard ‘glass half-full or half-empty’ saying is commonly used Sumesh Arora Headshotto emphasize the difference between positive and negative thinking, or optimism and pessimism, respectively.  Positive thinking is generally associated with the glass being half-full, and negative thinking with it being half-empty.  The expression has even come to define personality types which are often referred to as ‘glass half-full’ or ‘glass half-empty’.

So what does entrepreneurship have to do with the state of the glass anyway?  I think this expression is a great way to explain the personalities of entrepreneurs.  Regardless of whether entrepreneurs see the glass as half-full or half-empty, their focus is on first realizing that there is something missing in the glass and then secondly turning their attention to how they can fill that glass.  They are also thinking of how to make a profit by filling that glass to the top.

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