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It seems the millennial generation are attracted to starting their own businesses and it’s not just about making money, but also about passion and doing good.
Rob and Sam discuss why the millennial generation are dissatisfied with the old ways of doing things and how they’re trying to make the world a better place. Plus they’ll teach you some related vocabulary along the way.
This week’s question :
In 2006 Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize, but what for? Was it for:
a) offering microfinance to low-income businesses,
b) starting the first business to earn £1m in under a week, or
c) developing a progressive model of taxation
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
someone who starts their own business, especially after seeing a new opportunity
getting the funding for a new business by asking a large number of people to give small amounts of money, usually via the internet.
newly formed businesses intended to grow rapidly by providing for a particular market gap
acting in morally wrong ways, especially acting illegally in return for money or power
a group of people acting together to achieve a common goal
quality of life
level of satisfaction and comfort that a person or group enjoys
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