Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Being Early v. Being Late

Famous pivot stories are often failures but you don't need to fail before you pivot. All a pivot is is a change in strategy without a change in vision. Whenever entrepreneurs see a new way to achieve their vision - a way to be more successful - they have to remain nimble enough to take it.
~ Eric Ries
LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman is famous for saying that "If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late." I love this bit of wisdom because it speaks to my personal philosophy of business. That is, you are either early or you are late. There is no such thing as “on time.”

To be successful now and in the future, you want to always be tinkering, always be trying out new things, and always be “poking the box” as Seth Godin says. The entrepreneur of the future is the person ready, willing and able to pivot based upon real world results.

We are all about elevating humanity through Conscious Capitalism. Let’s get busy taking action and let’s get real about what we see when we bring something new to market.

With Intent!