Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Quick Link: Why, like the Gazelle & the Lion, Entrepreneurs Too Cannot Afford to Stop Running

Nice translation of the great Gazelle-and-the-Lion quote (attributed to Thomas L Friedman) to the entrepreneurship context by Jackie Dismore of Luvali Convertibles (which makes various types of "two in one" clothing & accessories) in her Entrepreneur on Fire interview.
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running.”

I liked her emphasizing that, even if an entrepreneur feels that he is "on top" - i.e., like a lion - he/she cannot afford to relax. Else, someone else is going to eat their lunch!

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