Lessons in Entrepreneurship from Peppa Pig

Lessons in Entrepreneurship from Peppa Pig

Who would ever have thought the TV cartoon Peppa Pig would offer inspiration for entrepreneurs?

Before you get all uppity and start waving your entrepreneurial snob around, Peppa Pig screens in 180 countries and rakes in more than a cool billion dollars a year through merchandising and other spin-off sales. Now, if that doesn’t make you start to think about ways to anthropomorphise animals for a buck or two million, I’m not sure what will. But I want to focus on Miss Rabbit, the hardest working, superstar business woman on our small screens.

Why us Aussies love the underdog so bloody much

Why us Aussies love the underdog so bloody much

The underdog is a story trope that pervades Australian culture. It goes hand in hand with our belief that everyone deserves a fair go. We’ll stand up for the little guy, cheering him on as he takes on the system. Whether he wins or loses, we love him just the same. Today, the Western Bulldogs take on the Sydney Swans in the 2016 AFL Grand Final. Here’s a team that’s been kicked and beaten until it almost folded. Classic underdogs. How great has it been watching the whole of Australia come out in support of the little guy?