Hang on just a minute, a perm?!
No, not a perm; a P.E.R.M – a positive entrepreneurial role model.
We thought we’d do some research and see if Google could find us any positive entrepreneurial role models. Not sure what we’re on about? Read our page on entrepreneurial role models.
We Googled the exact phrase “positive entrepreneurial role models” How many results? Around 2000 in the whole Googleverse. This drops to just 4 for “positive entrepreneurial role model”. Remember that this is the same Googleverse that provides us with well over 300,000 results for the exact phrase “Miley Cyrus is a good role model”. You can be the judge of that one.
Worryingly, there are exactly 0 (zero) results for the exact phrase search “positive entrepreneurial role models for kids” and “… children”. The 12 million “results”, seen below, are the results Google has found using only some of the words; it panicked because the exact phrase does not exist anywhere – yes, it effectively breaks Google.
We’re not surprised. As a society we’re not very good at providing positive entrepreneurial role models for kids. Most children’s views of business are provided by what they see on TV; shows like Dragons’ Den and the Apprentice. Both of which have come under scrutiny recently for confusing people and, particularly, children about business behaviour and entrepreneurship. Again, we won’t tell you whether they provide bad or good entrepreneurial role models for children – you can decide that.
If you’re looking to give your child a PERM, check out our store and get in touch if you’re a school interested in giving all of your class a PERM.