Teaching Men to Fish
Posted by Hal in Civilization, Entrepreneurship

This was an interesting story in the Raleigh News & Observer today:  A successful entrepreneur goes into the local prisons and teaches inmates how to start their own business when they get out.  His “start small and work hard” approach is good advice not only for felons on their way out of prison but for any young man considering a business start up.

“A lot of times inmates have the seed; they can be an entrepreneur because so many have been illegal entrepreneurs,” said Roshanna Parker, director of transition services for the N.C. Department of Correction. “If they put that energy into a legal business, they could potentially do well.

“They have the skills and they have business sense. It’s all about making money to them.”

Read the whole story here.