“My Uncles Alders” is certainly an interesting story to hear about. There were certainly a lot of good lessons to be had within it as well.
It shows just how quickly one could find themselves in a business opportunity, where it couldn’t have been the closest thing that you had in mind from the start. I personally wouldn’t have known what I would have done if I was put into his shoes. I might have just made enough for my friends and left it at that. Though, the prospect of being able to make that amount of money just from my own sweat equity would be certainly tempting. I imagine at that point if I was offered the chance to make this a small business and go forward developing that product, I most certainly would have at least tried. At worst, it would have ended up failing, and would have lost only some of my time. But, if it were to end up becoming a success, it could have ended up a decision that would potentially change my life for the better. It was also interesting to see that not everyone in the class saw it this way. Some felt that it might not be worth the work of developing the product, which I couldn’t see personally. Though, I do like to work with my hands, depending on the project. So being able to make something with my own hands, and being able to maybe make some good money from it, and potentially make a small to sizable business from it seems very worth if nothing else the attempt. Which, I suppose is one of the primary reasons why this class peeks my interest so much. I, if nothing else, would like to say that I tried. Because it is better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all.