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Mar 6th, 2013 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

The Bird in Your Hand

Recently someone asked me during my “Mozilla for Entrepreneurs” talk what she should do if she doesn’t have the means to start her idea.

The question threw me a bit off-balance — here’s why: As an entrepreneur you should always adhere to the “Bird in Hand Principle”:

Start with your means. Don’t wait for the perfect opportunity. Start taking action, based on what you have readily available: what you are, what you know and who you know. There is never an excuse to not start — if the 15 year old Jack Andraka can develop a new method to detect pancreatic cancer, so can you start your endeavor. Start with what you have, the rest will come.

Start now. There are no excuses.

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