Lessons From a Scrappy Business: 3 Roles You Can Sacrifice in the Early Stages

On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold rocked the climbing world with the first-ever “free solo” ascent of the monolithic El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He climbed nearly 3,000 feet of slick granite — without safety gear, without ropes, without a partner and without a Plan B. While he’d spent years preparing for and scaling the western face with safety gear, he was attempting something that had never been done before. At the right moment, he knew he just had to grab on and go. Honnold’s feat is instructive for entrepreneurs. Too often, startup founders fail to launch because they experience a kind of preparation paralysis. They refuse to begin without every contingency covered. Read the full article here.
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