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Agile Entrepreneurs do it by Osmosis

Entrepreneurs learn best by Osmosis

We need role models we can emulate.
Entrepreneurs we can relate to in Scale, Time, and Context.

Scale

We need people who have succeeded at what we're attempting, but not to such an extent that there's a daunting chasm between us.

It's easier to see how we can emulate the success of a peer than that of Steve Jobs.
Time

The success has to be recent for it to be relevant. - because everything changes: technology, market, consumers, investors, the economy.

Many of my advisors who were successful entrepreneurs over a decade ago are now relearning these lessons themselves, - the hard way, while pursuing their next startups.
Context

If the success is derived from a context foreign to us, it's hard to see how we can emulate that.

Factors contributing to success are often either downplayed or exaggerated, for effect. You need to know the story behind the story.
Don't get me wrong- I'm sure some of you will figure out the right lessons…

Do Something

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing" -Edmund Burke

"Well then, do something, don't just complain about it" - You
Obama did something - he ran against evil, against history - and triumphed!
He gave everyone all over the world *HOPE* - and he delivered.
By winning. By "doing something about it".

People on the side of "the evil" should be eating crow. All others - including the silent majority - can "do something". Rejoice in the "triumph of good".

And Peace.
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