Archive for September, 2010
Tuesday was my 36th birthday. Or as I put it in iCal as a recurring appointment (hey, I’m a forgetful person) a few years back: Greatest Day in the History of the World.
I got thinking that in a lot of ways, birthdays and the process of aging can teach us some things about startups and entrepreneurship. Here’s what I came up with:
Birthdays mark the passage of time. They signify an annual marker that combined will be your lifespan. Some lives are very long. Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997) lived to be 122 years old, and had the longest unambiguously documented lifespan (I’m 29.5% there). Some lives are cut short. But every year, without fail, time marches on,