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The Million Dollar Question

August 11th, 2011. Chiba, Japan.

A mix of confusion and awe as I step off the platform.

I must have made a mistake. But maybe a good mistake.

Birds caw and cicadas click gently, filling the warm afternoon air with sounds of nature. The train platform is open to the air and on the other side of the tracks is a high fence. Beyond it, a bicycle and walking path leading to a park.

Children are running around and playing in the park, but surprisingly quietly. Very Japanese.


What's an entrepreneur?

An entrepreneur is someone who dreams faint, weak dreams... takes that spark, that combination of lines of thought... and uses his minds and hand to try to shepherd that into reality.

But if only it were that simple...

These ideas start as such hazy dreams, and the young entrepreneur starts with resources so limited. He starts so ignorant, so overmatched, so naive, so "behind schedule," so... so out-gunned and facing the impossible...

The only thing that keeps him going is he's too stupid and naive to realize how much is in front of him, the complete depths of his ignorance, just how irrationally exuberant he is...

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