I loved this quote shared by Ben Horowitz last night at a Columbia University held launch for his new book.
The whole hour of Q&A was pretty good, he touched on Leadership, the struggle of being the entrepreneur making the change, being courageous.
It was really good – put me in good stead for his book: The Hard Thing about Hard Things which I’m about to start.
He went on to say, that if [the innovation] looked like a good idea it would already have been done. True innovation looks like a good idea.
It reminded me of a Peter Thiels advice ‘tell me something thats true but nobody agrees with’… at Forbes. It’s a great piece of advice when you think about it, let it settle in.
These are all just good reminders that things worth doing start somewhere out there alone and over time grow the crowd around them. Being a leader is taking the courage to make that step and then bringing people along with you.