In the last few years, it has become fashionable in America to bash the American Dream. This is like South America bashing soccer or the French bashing surrendering – it should be unheard of. Perhaps part of the problem is Wall Street bankers have become the poster children for the American dream. And this shouldn’t be the case – especially when you consider the tens of thousands of entrepreneurs who start businesses and are responsible for generating hundreds of billions of dollars in aggregate revenue – much of which comes from other countries.
A reminder of what it takes to start a business comes from Scott Edward Walker who is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. In an article submitted to VentureBeat he explains what some of the most successful American businesspeople like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerburg and Mark Cuban have in common. Here’s a hint… Its guts… The ability to give up virtually everything you have to pursue a dream which involves changing the world.
I always try to see the best in people and I often think if we could just convince more children at a young age (and yes, you as well) that anything is possible, how much better would the world be?
And in order to make this vision a reality we should be cherishing the billionaires who have toiled endlessly to improve the world, employ thousands and quite often give much if not most of their massive fortunes to those in need.