Teddy Roosevelt

It’s worth remembering the poetic words of Teddy Roosevelt:

“It’s not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best…

…knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

One Reply to “Teddy Roosevelt”

  1. HT to Peter Sims for the Roosevelt quote. Sim’s made a good point:

    “You know, the world has enough people who get paid to assess opportunities and people, analyze risks, and find arbitrage opportunities. Healthy markets need those skills, but what the world needs a LOT more right now more than ever, especially as we stomach the effects of globalization and technology adoption, is a new Renaissance of entrepreneurs, creators, tinkerers, craftsmen who build things, social entrepreneurs, and artists to help us re-imagine and invent the future, while achieving meaningful ends.

    Are you a part of the solution or a part of the problem? And, where do you fall on the innovation adoption curve? Are you an early adopter who helps invent, a mid adopter who knows when to get on the right bandwagon before it’s too late, or the safe critic who waits until the future has already been invented (we call this “white sheep” @ the BLK SHP. I’ve seen them all, and find it entertaining every day to see where people show up, and act.”

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