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Aug 12th, 2021 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

Time to Rewrite The Story

We live in interesting times. Much like the (alleged) Chinese proverb “may you live in interesting times” which can be seen both as a blessing and a curse, we truly do live in a turbulent moment of our planet’s history.

Go to any news website, and you’ll be bombarded with headlines screaming the end of the world to you. Possibly rightfully so. Our amygdala-driven fight-or-flight mechanism gets kicked into overdrive. It leads to an unfortunate situation:

What’s weird is you can raise more money with past human failures than you can raise money with present human successes.

And this is a real problem. Not just for those fine folks who are working on building what matters and making things better — and have a hard time raising money for their vision — but for all of us.

It is time to rewrite the story. Let’s start leading not with catastrophe, but our narrative of building what matters.

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