The next quantum leap will occur when a critical mass of people realizes that one of the major purposes of life is JOY. Until then, most people will accept an ersatz, an imitation, or a roundabout way of creating joy.
I came to see that interweaving the threads of a rope came much closer to meeting my goal of a cohesive, interactive team. That way, I eliminate the inevitable spaces between chain links, replacing them with a ‘rope’ team, where every thread is bound together.
Does economic success happen despite business failure? I’d go further than that. Economic success happens because of business failure. It’s the failure of once-dominant companies that makes space for new business ideas.
According to the Kauffman Foundation, we are seeing approximately 6 million new businesses created every year. Most of those aren’t driven by innovation and if recent history is an indicator, they won’t grow or even exist five years from now.
If we are going to hang our hat on entrepreneurship, we need to ensure more successes, avoid the number of true failures and make sure that we have the right people pursuing the right opportunities at the right time with the right preparation.
Friends don’t let friends start businesses under the influence.