• Noun: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; examples: "he bought his brother's business", "a small mom-and-pop business", "a racially integrated business concern"
• Noun: the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; example: "computers are now widely used in business"
• Noun: business concerns collectively; example: "Government and business could not agree"
• Noun: the volume of commercial activity; examples: "business is good today", "show me where the business was today"
• Noun: a rightful concern or responsibility; examples: "it's none of your business", "mind your own business"
• Noun: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; example: "he's not in my line of business"
• Noun: an immediate objective; example: "gossip was the main business of the evening"
• Noun: incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; example: "his business with the cane was hilarious"
• Noun: customers collectively; example: "they have an upper class clientele"
Rome is magic, it's like being in Hollywood. But the difference between Hollywood and Rome is that here you don't have just the movie business. The movie business is so little, so you also have the choice to hang out with people who do different kinds of business.
It might take some here and there, but Apple's market share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far, and where they've been making success recently is not in the computer business but in the iPod music business.
But nothing is better than the market, where the customer and the business deal directly with each other, because if you rip people off, word gets out. That business eventually loses its customers, and the good ones that serve people well get the business. You get government in there, and it's just more money for the lawyers who write the bills.
The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn't work and you're going to hit a brick wall at some point.
Well first of all it's a business and it's a tough business, and you have to have the strength to survive all the set backs all the failures that make this a mean business, that's getting meaner and meaner every year in my opinion.