It’s Important To Innovate, But You Have To Know When You’re Beaten

The New York Times recently called Elon Musk “arguably the most successful and important entrepreneur in the world.” It’s an easy case to make: He’s probably the only person who has started four billion-dollar companies – PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City.

Musk says, “I know sometimes I’ll lose. You don’t hear about my failures, because I know when to quit. I’m good at quitting. Sure it’s important to be persistent and continually innovate, but you also have to know when you’re beaten.”
It reminds me of being in the supermarket queue. You might think you’re in the fastest queue, because its the shortest with the least number of items, but then the queue grinds to a halt because there’s no bar code on the bread.
How long do you stay in the queue, before moving? Or do you stay where you are?

Humour

A distraught wife went to the local police station, along with her next-door neighbour, to report that her husband was missing.The policeman asked for a description of the missing man.
The wife said, “He is 35 years old, 6-foot 4-inches tall, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is soft-spoken, and is good to his wife.”
The next-door neighbour protested, “Your husband is 5-foot 8-inches tall, chubby, has a big mouth, and is mean to you.”
The wife replied, “Yes, but who wants HIM back?”
Wife: This broom has given me blisters.
Husband: Next time take the car.

Live big & love deep.
Sunil

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