The allurement of that shiny new possibility can be the undoing of the entrepreneur and lessen the man that could have been. There is an expression that I believe is more relevant today than it has been in the past and that’s the cliché, ‘spread too thin.’ With the flattening of the world, collaborative ideation, interconnectivity and seeds of new opportunities sprouting everywhere our ability to focus has been challenged. How does one overcome the temptation of distraction?
There is a parable from Greek mythology, ‘Odysseus and the Seirenes’ and this wonderful story highlights the challenge of temptation and the need to focus on the task at hand for survival. Continue reading