I spent the morning at a local function on entrepreneurship, where our speaker was Barry Moltz. I really enjoyed the talk because Barry tells entrepreneurship like it truly is – unglamorous and difficult. I think his energy and edginess may have been a little much for this laid back midwestern crowd, but then again that's just what we need more of around here. Barry described entrepreneurship this way (paraphrased)
It's like driving a tiny car around a windy mountain road. Your primary goal is not to fall off the edge, but you keep slamming into the guard rail.
In other words, you spend most of your first few years just hanging on for dear life.
I recorded the session and, with Barry's permission, may post some audio once I've had the chance to hack it up.