Tell Me a Story

“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning

Entrepreneur is a synonym for salesperson, and salesperson is the pedestrian term for storyteller. Pro tip: No startup makes sense. We (entrepreneurs) are all impostors who must deploy a fiction (i.e. story) that captures imaginations and capital to pull the future forward and turn rhyme into reason. No business I have started, at the moment of inception, made any sense … until it did. Or didn’t. The only way to predict the future is to make it.

This is not the same as lying. There’s a real distinction between an entrepreneur and a liar: Entrepreneurs believe their story will come true. This requires confidence … and delusion. It helps to be somewhat detached from reality — to assume that, for whatever reason, you are the one who can see into the future, and that in the new world your product/service will be needed and successful, despite overwhelming evidence (i.e. the current reality) that it’s not. A reality distortion field if you will.

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Πηγή: Scott Galloway – Η δωρεάν υπηρεσία της Google μεταφράζει άμεσα λέξεις, φράσεις και ιστοσελίδες μεταξύ Αγγλικών και περισσότερων από 100 άλλων γλωσσών

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