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5 of The Oldest Businesses On The Planet

The oldest businesses in the world are certainly businesses we should take after and learn from. The power of persistence and keen, educated business minds are very powerful tools that are essiential for business success. If you think a 100 year old business is fascinating just imagine a business that is over 1000 years old like the ones in our list. Here are 5 of The Oldest Businesses On The Planet:

  • Kongo Gumi – 578 AD

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Kongo Gumi is a construction company over 1400 years old. They apparently survived for so long because of their busines flexiablity. They were remarkably capable of swiftly going with the current era’s devastations.

  • Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan -705 AD

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Is a hot spring hotel located in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the oldest operating businesses in the world and the oldest hotel. It’s been a family run business for 52 generations.

  • Sean’s Bar -900 AD

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Located in Athlone, Ireland. It is considered to be the oldest pub in Europe. It was originally known as “Luain’s Inn”.

  • Stiftskeller St. Peter – 803 AD

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Located in Salzbury, Austria sits Stiftskeller St. Peter which is considered to be  the oldest inn  within Central Europe. It is also cited to be one of the oldest restaurants in Europe.

 

Château de Goulaine – 1000 AD

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In the Loire Valley located near Nantes, France sits a former castle called Château de Goulaine. The castle was home to the family of the marquis de Goulaine for over a thousand years. Now, it is the estate-bottled wine produced at chateau.

Do you have any other businesses to add to our list? If so leave them in the comments with their locations!
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Bizarre Facts about Mondays

Many people hate Mondays and think of them as the day all the hectic work begins once again. Here are a few bizarre things that are in reference to Mondays.

Brenda Spencer, Monday Serial Killer

Brendan Spencer, a 17 year old student who opened fire on passing children as they made their way to school. She managed to kill two men – the principle and janitor; who risked their lives trying to save the 8 wounded children she shot. She also wounded a police office. When she was asked why she did it she said ‘’ I hate Mondays they’re always so boring, this livens up the day.’’

Watch the videos below to see the moment of her arrest and what happened to her after years in prison.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlMW1ehyu4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I32qE5UIz0Y

Monday isn’t always the first day of the week?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Jewish and some Christians, Sunday is the day the week begins with rather than Monday.

Monday is most depressing day of the week.

Many people see Monday as the day work begins again, which to some, is depressing. The majority of suicides happen on a Monday.

Monday is the most common day for heart attacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mondays are the day employees are most unproductive and/or skip work.

People at average get about 3 hours work done on Mondays. It is also the day that has the highest search rates. Not only that but it is the most common day for people to call in sick or ‘’sick’’; This usually occurs with middle aged people from 35-45 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People do online shopping on Monday more than any other day

Stats show that people shop the most on Mondays probably because they didn’t head to work or because they’re not working at work. Also there is Cyber Monday which is the right after Black Friday. On this Monday, 33.6% of shoppers will shop online.. In 2010 shoppers spent over 1 billion dollars! It is one of the biggest online shopping days in the world!

 

 

 

Black Monday

Black Monday is the day reflecting numerous wars, disaster and tragedies a few being:

  • John Lennon murdered Monday 8th December 1980, Lennon was shot four times by gunman Mark Chapman outside his New York City apartment.
  • Black Monday. The stock market crash of 1987 was the largest one day stock market crash in history. The Dow Jones index lost 22.6% of its value or $500 billion dollars on Monday October 19th 1987.
  • The end of 1st World War (the Great War) Monday 11th November 1914.
    Approximately 20 million civilian and military personnel killed and an estimated 40 million casualties.
  • William Jefferson Clinton (Bill Clinton) was born on 19 August 1946 in Hope, Arkansas.
  • Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States (1993 – 2001)
  • 18th April 1955 Albert Einstein died in hospital in Princeton, New Jersey, aged 76.
  • when a group of 500 recently arrived settlers from Bristol were massacred by warriors of the Gaelic O’Byrne clan
  • the largest one-day percentage decline in recorded stock market history.
  • when Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, one of America‘s largest regional steel-manufacturing firms, announced that it would shut down most of its operations in the vicinity of Youngstown, Ohio, placing 5,000 people out of work. This development presaged the collapse of that community’s industrial economy, from which it still hasn’t recovered (as of 2010).

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Top 9 Inspiring Entrepreneur Movies/Videos


Glengarry Glen Ross – DirectedBY: James Foley

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This is a story about real estate agents and their hectic lives. It lets you in on what they go through and how they manage or mismanage their affairs. I personally think it’s a great movie to watch mainly because it shows different scenarios in the work force that will or can lead to hardship or success, especially in the sales field.

Watch the thriller at:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104348/

The Social Network – DirectedBY: David Fincher

I’m sure you’ve all heard of it, The Social Network was a huge hit. It’s Imageno surprise to me the movie made it big considering how it goes into depth about how the invincible Facebook was created as well as what happened in the process. The movie demonstrated betrayal, loss, first and third rate planning , and major success. I’d say it can teach many modern entrepreneurs innumerable business affairs perhaps even personal such as when to start marketing and advertising, what dedicated development is, the down falls of partnerships and much more. I suggest you definitely check it out.

Check out the trailer:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285016/

What Matter to you –CreatedBY: Jr0canest

This video is posted only on YouTube on May 9, 2008 which has now has 436,404 views. ImageIt was posted to enter a contest created by the Vancouver Film School(VFS). The champion with the best video would win a $20 000 scholarship at their school (BTW: VSF is the best film school in Canada). Anyway, I stumbled upon the video when I was looking to acquire some inspiration to keep me motivated and focused on my film making. After watching it I sure did get quite  a potent boost.. His speech is so passionate it forwards all of his passion directly to you. I used to watch it daily, which explains how much of an inspiration it was for me. The main objective of the video was to show how much digital design mattered to him and how he pushes himself to work hard in order to get what he wants; and doesn’t stop until it’s done (FYI: he won the contest). I highly recommend this one and it’s only 2minute and 20 seconds long, totally worth it.

Check the video out here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KExoP97KUnY


The Great Dictator– DirectedBY:Charlie Chaplin

Even though this video isn’t necessarily about business but teaches Imageyou plentiful things about becoming successful in both life and business (in my opinion). I’ve attached a link to its YouTube video where he gives a heart pounding speech. The speech he preaches is absolutely outstanding and to some life changing. It makes you realize something in life; however I can’t completely elaborate at the moment. You’ll understand once you watch it and felt it’s magnificence yourself! The video I’ve linked isn’t the exact clip from the original movie but an edited recreation. I found the music added an extra touch and the imagines gave us a bigger picture as to what the speech meant.

Watch the link here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo&feature=BFa&list=FLmHWfE6lX3t8hh78nBw9P3A&lf=mh_lolz

The Pursuit of Happiness – BY:Gabriele Muccino

The Pursuit of Happiness with the superior actor Will Smith Imagetells a story of a struggling business man who invested a large sum of money into a hard to sell product. In the end he and his spouse have a child and begin to struggle immensely due to his lack of sales. His wife worked a stable job in a laundry company in which it was identical to torture. Feeling depressed and lost  she selfishly decides to leave him. He refused to leave his son and insisted he should be the one to have custody of his son. Due to his lack of money he decides to compete for a broker’s position. This is a true story, moreover a heartbreaking one.  Watch the movie to find out the ending; it is truly remarkable!

Watch the trailer here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi4260888857/

Sweet November-DirectedBY: Pat O’Connor

Sweet November is yet another all time movie. It tells about a man (named Nelson) Imagewhose life revolved around his job. With ongoing success he finally faced fail and reacted so badly to it he ends up losing everything. After having a rushed encounter with a free-spirited woman named Sara. Sara somehow manages to show Nelson parts of life he had almost forgotten about. Slowly they both start changing each others lives.

Watch the trailer at:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi277676313/

The Corporation – BY:Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott

The Corporation is a brilliant, out of sight movie. It can Imagehelp an entrepreneur to properly invest in his business. Know what the results of  your actions and how your business will better or destroy in our society.  It takes a GIANT step into the corporate world and shows you how they think and what their priorities are; and believe me it’s scary.  I very highly recommended it.

Check the trailer at:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi42664217/

Boiler Room – DirectedBY: Ben Younger

It’s a movie about a high school dropout who lands a job Imageat a brokers company. He soon realizes  not everything that had been  said is actually what it’s made out to be. Shows you just how nasty some businesses are same thing said about some brokers.

Check the trailer out here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1622868249/

Limitless- DirectedBY:Neil Burger

Limitless is an outstanding movie about growth. Even Imagethough it’s highly fictional it tells the story of a man who goes from being nothing to being masterly; all because of a little pill call NZT. Along his new path of success he faces many challenges in which he is not on NZT. A reason to watch this would be to see the path of failure and success sudden fall in and out someone’s hands. I suppose you could use your imagination and replace NZT with something more along our lines of reality, for example: con artists, cheating etc.

Check the trailer out here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1218485017/

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