If You Surrender to the Wind, You Can Ride It

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  1. Toli G.
    October 20, 2007

    There’s a lot of truth in this post. Reminds me of my favorite saying in the Tao: “Yield and overcome” (chapter 22).

    I guess it’s all about balance. You need to first accept everything in life, and then seek out to proactively change it. But not accepting it in the first place will surely be like trying to go against the current.

  2. Vince Williams
    October 20, 2007

    “It’s much harder to create a market (ie, generate new demand) for a product rather than create a product for emerging demand.”

    Forgive me, but I reach for the aspirin when entrepreneurs talk about “creating markets”.

    Is the product so unremarkable that its market has to be “created”, rather than an existing appreciative audience stimulated to express itself?

  3. Krishna
    October 21, 2007

    Exactly.

    The shrewdest will recognize this early and position themselves in life to get swept by the storm. That’s getting maximum leverage for least effort!

    Successful businessmen spot trends early on and position their products in the direction of the market trend-wind to get swept. Path of least resistance and max leverage…

  4. Tim Taylor
    October 22, 2007

    There’s something very appealing about a driven person who is not into control, I feel like Gandhi and Jesus were like that.

    As for the higher power, I don’t feel like it abdicates me from action but it helps relieve me from the stress of how the results manifest.

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