Sunday, June 19, 2005

Why I like start ups and new products

I've been thinking about why I'm so drawn to start ups and new products.

I've decided it's probably the same reasoning that attracts me to bridges. I'm afraid of heights.

Starting up new companies and starting up new products is a very uncertain business. You typically don't have much of anything for reference. Everything around you is new. Something from nothing stuff.

But there is a reason to be drawn toward uncertainty.

That's where the problems live. That's where the chasms are.

If you can learn to live with some level of uncertainty, you can find your contribution. Uncertainty teaches you to create new ways to get over old problems.

Yeah it's a little scary, but that's also why humans invented bridges.

Go scare yourself a little

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