Murray Low on The Economy

Murray Low: It’s lousy. The current economy is lousy, but I’m old enough to have lived through a few business cycles, so I’m not particularly perturbed by it. And I would say that change creates opportunity. So from an entrepreneur’s perspective, this isn’t a good time or a time bad. It’s just a time. It’s a time like any other time, and any other time there’s always opportunities. Now, the opportunity has to fit with the current economic context. But I don’t think the fact that the economy’s at a slow period and may be so for awhile should be anything to deter entrepreneurs from pursuing their businesses.


It's lousy at the moment.

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Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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