Friday, April 15, 2011

Outrunning the Angry Bear

Angry bear courtesy of icanhazcheeseburger

A lot of Silicon Valley types are perfectionists. They always worry that their solutions are imperfect. That's when I advise them to follow the "Angry Bear Principle":

You don't have to outrun the angry bear--you just have to run faster than the other people the bear is chasing.

Whenever people dwell on their imperfections and despair, I remind them, you don't have to outrun the bear, just the competition.

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