“Still crazy after all these years.”
That’s the title of a 1975 song and album by the legendary Paul Simon. Hearing that song – for the zillionth time – makes me think about what makes small business owners different.
It’s the crazy way they look at the world.
Entrepreneurs think about challenges, imagine outcomes, appraise risk, project potential, and measure all of that against their resources and themselves, differently than everyone else. And when they decide to move forward, like the poker player who pushes all his chips to the middle of the table, small business owners are all in. Against all odds. No one else in the marketplace does that.