December 15, 2011

Lipstick marks… Who’s to blame?

Not so easy to answer. :-) According to the information I have gathered from the Internet:

  • Ancient Mesopotamian women were possibly the first ones to invent and wear lipstick.
  • During the Islamic Golden Age the notable Arab Andalusian cosmetologist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi invented solid lipsticks, which were perfumed sticks rolled and pressed in special molds.
  • In Medieval Europe, lipstick was banned by the church, cosmetics being “reserved” for prostitutes.
  • Throughout most of the 19th century the obvious use of cosmetics was not considered acceptable in Britain for respectable women, and it was associated with marginalized groups such as actresses (…).

And look at today. Interesting, isn’t it? How values change in time!

If not over such a long period of time the business owners have also changed their views on selling their shares. Not so long ago in terms of history their companies were their babies. Selling them was unthinkable. I have already mentioned in one of my earlier blogs that as I was talking about selling our company, my partner had said that “selling companies” was not in his dictionary.

Today almost all business people agree that to be able to grow their company they have to find a partner sooner or later. If they are big enough they can even go public and then have many partners.

If you want to see how a designer makes art with lipstick marks, you can click here.

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