HBR Blog: Can You Bootstrap?

Bootstrap (n):  group of metaphors that share a common meaning, a self-sustaining process that proceeds without external help

Here's my latest post over at HBR; and some additional thoughts.

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When we scrabble, we are daring, aren't we?

I, perhaps like you, get discouraged on occasion, but don't our dreams come true often enough that we don't give up?  And every once in awhile even, opportunities to dream come unexpectedly.

Regardless, I am believing more than ever that the ‘making do' that we do, the time it takes for dreams to happen, is a gift.   If we get everything we think we want, I'm not sure we'd know what to make of opportunities when they do come, and rather than seeing our possibilities continue to expand, perhaps they would diminish.

What are your thoughts?

Do you agree with my premise that women are much better bootstrappers than the data from Entrepreneur Magazine would suggest?

How has learning to make-do helped you be able to do more?

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