Copies available. @Regrann from @taeafrika - This is one of my best reads of the year. At a time when everything seemed bleak and hopeless, this, as the friend who recommended it promised, gave me a new wave. Every (aspiring) entrepreneur should read it. - It's easy to be intimidated by stories of the Jeff Bezos and Elon Musks of this world when you're simply trying to catch a break. Sometimes, you might question your purpose. This was therefore refreshing because it revealed, starkly, the life of a typical entrepreneur, always one missed cheque/opportunity/sale away from the edge. There was no grand vision. No dreams of world domination. My guy just wanted to sell shoes! We read how, through a series of mishaps and lucky breaks, Nike came to be what it is today. - Favorite quote: “And those who urge entrepreneurs to never give up? Charlatans. Sometimes you have to give up. Sometimes knowing when to give up, when to try something else, is genius. Giving up doesn’t mean stopping. Don’t ever stop.
Luck plays a big role. Yes, I’d like to publicly acknowledge the power of luck. Athletes get lucky, poets get lucky, businesses get lucky. Hard work is critical, a good team is essential, brains and determination are invaluable, but luck may decide the outcome. Some people might not call it luck. They might call it Tao, or Logos, or Jñāna, or Dharma. Or Spirit. Or God.”
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