Share this infographic on your site!
Embed this infographic on your site!
Businessmen (and women) have been around since the beginning of time. At Business MBA we decided to take take a look at some of the more vivid types of businessmen through history, all the way down to the modern businessman.
The Cave Businessman
Business skills: Surviving, hunting, gathering, not freezing to death.
Notable Figures: Fred Flinstone, the Geico Caveman.
The Neolithic Businessman
Business skills: Agriculture, ditch digging, sailing, construction, pottery
Notable figures: Mother Goddess (first known ceramic figurine.)
Business skills: Philosophy, democracy, athleticism, and an godlike qualities
Notable figures: Socrates, Hermes (Greek God of commerce)
Business skills: Sword Fighting, Archery, Wizardry, Jesting, jousting, peasantry,
Notable Figures: King Arthur, Merlin
The Exploration Businessman
Business skills: Navigation, ship building, mercantilism, cartography, piracy.
Notable Figures: Christopher Columbus, Magellan.
The Renaissance Businessman
Business skills: Painting, playwriting, acting, architecture, inventing
Notable Figures: Shakespear, DaVinci
The Reformed Businessman
Business skills: Preaching, avoiding the plague, witchcraft, battling at sea
Notable Figures: Pocahontas, Queen Elizabeth,
The Enlightened Businessman
Business skills: Science, electricity, freedom, democracy, politicking
Notable figures: Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette,
The Industrial Businessman
Business skills: Team work on Assembly Line, laying railroad tracks, mining
Notable Figures: Henry Ford, Rockefeller
The Roaring Businessman
Business skills: Bootlegging, borrowing money, partying at speakeasies
Notable Figures: Al Capone, Betty Boop
The Depressed Businessman
Business skills: Hopping trains, Circus Acts, Jack of all trades, New Deal roadwork
Notable Figures: FDR, George Gershwin
The Baby Booming Businessman
Business skills: Baby Making, Rocket science, Protesting, Rock 'n Roll
Notable Figures: Neil Armstrong, Janice Joplin, Richard Nixon.
The .com Businessman
Business skills: HTML, typing, email, finding cell service.
Notable figures: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs. Tim Berners-Lee
Highly educated: In Fall 2011, a record 19.7 million students attended US universities, an increase of 4.4million since fall 2000. A record breaking 873,000 are expected to get a Masters degree or higher in 2012.
Always connected: During downtime, 91 percent of employees check their smartphone every six to 12 minutes.
Completely Mobile: 3 of 5 workers say they do not need to be in the office anymore to be productive and The average mobile user works 240 hours a year longer than the workforce in general
Worldwide Networking: constantly scouring social networks for opportunities.
Environmentally aware and motivated:
Financial Tightening: due to recession, 2/3rd of today's workers working longer hours than in 2008, and 1/3rd have taken less vacation days.