Excerpt and addition to Great News for Entrepreneurs by Jim Flowers, Executive Director, VT KnowledgeWorks:
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler makes a compelling case for unbridled optimism. Every current or prospective entrepreneur should watch this video, and then buy the book.
Don't get me or Diamandis wrong. An entrepreneur must still follow all the rules that lead to success. It's just that she probably does not have to worry much about an apocalytpic collapse of the world's economy destroying her business. Putting all that MOXIE to work is not likely to be a futile effort.
Read this, then re-view the Diamandis video.
Life may be particularly challenging at any local level, but the overall course of the human condition does, in fact, seem to be on a promising trajectory. It reminds me of the old comparison between a recession and a depression. If your business is off, it's a recession. If you're out of work, it's a depression. The view from within a hurricane is radically different from the satellite image of the storm.
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