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  • Very clever... A Microsoft Excel Artist ,
  • While the problem underlying M&A integration is big, Material Information Platforms implemented pre-transaction wil… ,
  • Wow... t/sheets acquired by Intuit ,
  • Way to start the morning. Beautiful Balmoral.. Balmoral Sailing Club ,
  • Bank inquiry puts global investment at risk: Westpac's David Lindberg.. spot on ,
  • Why are taxi apps so appalling. Slow, lousy interface, freeze... hopeless attempt to satisfy customers and so easily fixed,
  • should give us the option of only accepting drivers who aren’t on a job. Stop “forcing” drivers to take a job while on a job. ,
  • National looks more desperate every day. NZ is lucky to have a leader with this much experience. ,
  • Dennis clearly doesn’t understand that a BYO challenge for the last AC was well past 200m. Unless you sailed Oracle… ,
  • And that’s the point - Amazon is a boost to SMBs and entrepreneurs locked out by big retail. And so much for big br… ,
  • Little evidence in here of impact in meetings but suspect the same applies. Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lec… ,
  • To Grow Talent, Don’t Move Fast and Break Things — Move Slow and Build Them .. so right ,
  • Who cares if it is. NZs PM is doing the right thing. ,
  • Great win for and cool work by ,
  • The pressure to use all those extra characters is too much...,
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The Entrepreneurs Advantage

I love reading stories about Entrepreneurs. I’ve been one for parts of my life and have loved it. 

This story reminded me of one of the critical advantages Entrepreneurs have over the employee inside a big business – they are willing to sacrafice things close to them – their car in this case – to pursue the dream. Not something the average project owner of middle manager could or would do.

At the core of this is something I’ve seen in many Entrepreneurs – they totally grok the idea that for something to happen, something must stop. And that is what is missing from so many businesses. Most want to do more, with more. But not more by doing less of something.

Read the story till the end – you will see the other thing that makes so many Entrepreneurs great – they are passionate about their purpose as much as their product.

How do you respond to people who ask, “What’s the big deal? It’s just a drink”?

It is just a drink, but I think at the core of everything that is generic there can be something amazing. So you could take something like lasagna—why would I order a lasagna? But there is definitely a place to go where the lasagna will blow you away. It’s the same for ice cream, same for stout, same for whiskey. I think that engaging people with something as common as a cup of coffee, but making it amazing—how incredible that can be.

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  1. By Jose on March 5th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    There’s no way to describe what I do. It’s just me. Andy Kaufman. Kaufman is a major snipiration of mine. Just be yourself. Your life will be your art. His ideas were so simple and brilliant. I wish I had a chance to know him. He was an enlightened being, for sure.

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