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Be crazy and break the status quo

Consumed => “Linda Rottenberg: For Entrepreneurs, ‘Crazy’ Is A Compliment” (Video) on The 99 Percent.

=> My value add (i.e., left a comment)…

Very inspiring. Thanks.

However, I’m not so sure about big being the criteria for making something crazy and/or worth doing. Having to worry about scale too soon could compromise the ability to scale *the uncompromisable idea*.

I’m also not so sure it’s right (?) to impose the US’s idea of entrepreneur and venture capital on these other cultures. Local impact could (and should?) supersede the bottom line. I’m not disputing the US model works, at least in the USA.

My point is, what if there’s a better way? It strikes me as cultural imperialism to assume that the US model is superior. It would seem to me that in embracing these other cultures that they might bring things to the table that in fact improve on the US model. These incubators (if you will) are actually an opportunity to challenge the US model. Instead, the irony is, this is just the status quo.

With all due respect to Linda and her efforts…maybe her idea isn’t big enough.

Don’t get me wrong, I am impressed. But there is an element of disconnect that I thought was worth mentioning. I’d be curious to know what others think. Thanks.

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