Feedback on 10/21/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!

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2 Responses to “Feedback on 10/21/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!”

  1. Russ Ramey Says:

    On the whole women are more security oriented, men more risk taking. Balance is the key. IE book “Millionaire next door”, most blue collar millionaires still married to same partner, older conservative home, drive conservative cars, church attendees, hard working risk taking husband with a frugal detail oriented spouse cleaning up administrative trail behind him. It takes a team in most uber performing business entities. Driver and details, people or task oriented, results or relationships. Balance, balance, balance. Synergy to quote Buckminster Fuller…

  2. walker english Says:

    Attention Glenn Shephard,

    I was recently forwarded this article that you wrote, “Why women are better with money than men are”. I find it very intriguing and interesting. I know I agree in principle with what you are saying but I definitely don’t agree with the subtle bashing of men that you promote in this article (by the way I’m not “victim-minded”, so make sure you read on to see what my question is before you totally disregard my email). I guess what my question would be is do you have the courage to write “the rest of the story”, as far as your article is concerned?

    Here is what I mean: in your article you state a given fact that most people who have a brain already know. That is the fact that women are better (in general) at handling money vs. men. On a side note: I have lived all over the U.S. and have NEVER seen a man (not in my circles of friends) brag about how much he paid for a car or even leave the window sticker on past the dealership parking lot. The only time I have ever seen that behavior is in my travels to Russia and East European countries. The rest of the story would be the logical (and factual conclusion if you look at the data as far as what gender has started more companies) conclusion to the result of the study. That is the fact that the very weakness of man is also one of his greatest assets, the willingness to take risk. You state yourself that “…women tend to look at money as an element of security. They see it as a means to an end, not the end itself.”, it is because of this reason that women in general have a harder time at being willing to risk the money to start a business. So, back to my original question: do you have the courage to write the rest of the story? My guess is no because of the simple fact that in today’s day and age there is no risk what-so-ever in writing something that will subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) bash men while lifting up women, but to write something factual about how men are risk-takers in far greater numbers over women, this would come across as sexist even though it is supported by the facts.

    Regards,

    Walker English
    http://www.allcor.com

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